In this episode, Liam speaks with Azeem Ibrahim about the Rohingya and Uighur genocides. They discuss the historical contexts for each genocide, the role of Islamaphobia, the complicity of Western governments, the silence from the Muslim world, ultra-nationalism in Myanmar and China, how the international community can prevent future genocides, and many more topics.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, and a Director at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge after which he completed fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Harvard and Yale. He has advised over half a dozen world leaders on strategy and policy development, his most recent role being the Strategic Policy Advisor to the Chairman of Pakistan’s PTI party, Prime Minister Imran Khan. Azeem is an expert in genocide studies and in 2019, received the International Association of Genocide Scholars Engaged Scholar Award for his research on the Rohingya genocide. He is the author of several books, the latest of which is “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide”, in which Azeem chronicles the events leading up to the current, final cleansing of the Rohingya population, and issues a clarion call to protect Myanmar’s vulnerable, little known Muslim minority.
Check out at: https://www.azeemibrahim.com/