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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Heather S.
dc.contributor.authorKnie, Curtis T.
dc.contributor.authorPride, Travis E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T19:21:44Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T19:21:44Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60419
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn August 2017, the forced mass migration of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group in Myanmar, became world news after the country’s military began to drive thousands from their homes. Within months, an estimated 671,000 Rohingya had left the country, and today remain with over 200,000 previous refugees in overcrowded, underfunded camps in Bangladesh. This thesis aims to investigate the root causes of Rohingya persecution by the government and military of Myanmar, the likelihood that this population will become radicalized, and possible solutions to the crisis. It uses a mixed method approach to examine these questions, including a qualitative look at the history of the Rohingya; visual analytic techniques to evaluate the international response to the 2017 Rohingya refugee crisis; and a game theoretic approach to better understand the possibility of a nonviolence solution that focuses on citizenship and regional autonomy for the Rohingya. This thesis finds that the most recent wave of forced migration has placed the Rohingya at increased risk of radicalization and offers three recommendations for mitigating these risks: providing more international aid to sustain the refugees in Bangladesh; moving beyond simply repatriating the Rohingya; and creating incentives for Myanmar to recognize the Rohingya as citizens and give them greater autonomy in Rakhine State.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/endingthecycleah1094560419
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleENDING THE CYCLE: A HISTORY OF ROHINGYA PERSECUTION, ANALYSIS OF THEIR POTENTIAL FOR RADICALIZATION, AND A METHOD FOR ATTAINING A PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCunningham, Daniel T.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorRohingyaen_US
dc.subject.authorMyanmaren_US
dc.subject.authorrefugeeen_US
dc.subject.authorradicalizationen_US
dc.subject.authorforced migrationen_US
dc.subject.authorcitizenshipen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid32014


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