Analysis on One-Year Continuous War in Arakan (Rakhine State)

Preface

This document is aimed to present the situations of one-year war between Myanmar Armed Forces and Arakan Army in Arakan from the perspective of Arakan Students Union (Universities-Rangoon) and Arakan Students’ Union (Arakan State). The knowledge on the ground situations are enhanced by ASU (Arakan State) since most of its members live in Arakan State. At the same time, it is undeniable that Arakanese students are the frontline people who represent and fight for the rights of the people in Arakan in the past and current.

This document tries to present the current armed conflict situations tracing on some historical and theoretical contents and seeks to explain the idea behind the scene rather than describe the facts and figures. The main approach in writing this paper is prescriptive rather than descriptive analysis, and some possible recommendations to achieve negative peace have been formulated.

Readers may use this document to do brain storming or debating as well as sharing with other individuals and organizations to achieve more possible solutions for the future of the people of Arakan.

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