November 4, 2019

As British Prime Minister, David Cameron made critical decisions on international policy towards Burma which helped to create the conditions whereby the Burmese military believed they could get away with genocide of the Rohingya, and continue human rights violations against other ethnic groups.

Yet in his new autobiography there is no reflection on the catastrophic mistakes he made. Instead, in the few lines and one paragraph David Cameron devotes to Burma, it is in the context of how the country disappointed him.

This briefing explores British policy on Burma under Cameron and the legacy of failing to learn from the mistakes of those policies.

 

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