Director, Special Initiatives
Azeem Ibrahim is the Director of Special Initiatives at the New Lines Institute. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.
He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and served as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a World Fellow at Yale. Over the years he has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development and was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Dr. Ibrahim is also the author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide” (Hurst & OUP) and “Radical Origins: Why We Are Losing The Battle Against Islamic Extremism” (Pegasus New York). He tweets at @azeemibrahim.
Myanmar is holding a general election Nov. 8 – the third since 2010, when the military allowed for a very limited amount of space for electoral politics in the country.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the most vulnerable to contracting the virus. Refugee and IDP camps and settlements are often overcrowded, lack adequate washing and sanitation facilities, and have limited access to health services.
The children of ISIS supporters are first and foremost a vulnerable group in need of urgent assistance due to their location in a volatile and war-torn region. The urgency of the question of how to manage their cases cannot be overstated, given the current instability in the region and the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19.
This paper will address each of the reporting orders presented in the ICJ ruling and expert analysis of the expectation surrounding Myanmar’s response.