Melissa Crouch

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The crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State needs to be at the front of the agenda of the Australia-ASEAN Special Summit being held in Sydney.

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Official explanations that blame terrorism for the conflict in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State should not be accepted at face value, writes Melissa Crouch.

Myanmar

The National League for Democracy is leading a major peace process that could see not only an end to decades of conflict against armed ethnic groups, but also a way forward for constitutional reform, writes Melissa Crouch.

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A love of Indonesian was the start of legal academic Melissa Crouch's commitment to the region that has widened to include Myanmar, Asia's newest democracy.

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The dawn of a truly democratic era in Myanmar will depend on delicate dialogue in the lead-up to the appointment of the new president, writes Melissa Crouch.

Rohingya

Western perceptions of Buddhism in Myanmar are still largely blinded by the shiny golden mirage of the pagodas, and the assumption that Buddhists must be peaceful, loving and good, writes Melissa Crouch.