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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThe thesis presented is going to examine the relationship between the Burmese (Buddhists) and the Rohingya (Muslims) in the Republic of Myanmar, and the ethnic cleansing against them. The questions that will be answered through this thesis are: What factors explain the targeting of the Rohingya population by Myanmar's government, and to what extent can we hold Aung San Suu Kyi and/or the broader international community responsible for these clearance operations? In order to answer to these questions, the thesis will provide background information about the Republic of Myanmar and its evolution but also about the Rohingya and their history within the country. The second part will tackle the violations imposed on the Rohingya community by the government. The third part will discuss the military influence on the killings of the Rohingyas. The fourth part of this thesis will develop the impact of Aung San Suu Kyi and her family on the Republic of Myanmar and its government. Within this part will be discussed the hopes and expectations about Aung San Suu Kyi that Burmese and Rohingyas citizens have, as well as those of the other countries. To finish, the fifth part of this thesis will talk about the United Nations and other international organizations and the human rights violations against the Rohingya’s community.