Articles, news stories

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Ronan Lee & José Antonio González Zarandona (2019) Heritage destruction in Myanmar’s Rakhine state: legal and illegal iconoclasm, International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2019.1666294 Link to article here.

Lee, R. (2019). Extreme Speech in Myanmar: The Role of State Media in the Rohingya Forced Migration Crisis, International Journal of Communication. Vol 13, pp 3203-3224.  Link to article here.

Lee, R. (2016). The Dark Side of Liberalization: How Myanmar’s Political and Media Freedoms Are Being Used to Limit Muslim Rights, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations. Vol 27, No 2, pp 195-211. Publication Award, Deakin University Faculty of Arts & Education Publication Award 2016. Link to article here.

Lee, R. (2014). A Politician, Not an Icon: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Silence on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations. Vol 25, No 3, pp 321-333.
University Medal – Neil Archbold Memorial Medal and Travel Award for best peer-reviewed journal article of 2015. Link to article here.


Conference Papers

Lee, R. (2018). ““They shot my two daughters in front of me”: Rohingya stories of forced migration from Myanmar”. Southeast Asia Meets Global Challenges, Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK Conference 2018, Leeds, UK.

Lee, R. (2018). “The consequences of Extreme Speech in Myanmar state media, the example of The Global New Light of Myanmar and the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis”. Working paper for the Global Digital Media Cultures and Extreme Speech workshop 2018, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Lee, R. (2017). “Could Myanmar’s Buddhist nationalists achieve what IS could not – the radicalisation of Myanmar’s Rohingya?”. Addressing the New Landscape of Terrorism Conference 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lee, R. (2015). “Holding Back the Tide: Can Myanmar’s Democratic Political Leaders Prevent a de facto Religious Test for Full Citizenship Rights?”. Burma/Myanmar Conference 2015. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lee, R. (2014). “Visions of an Icon: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya”. International Burma Studies Conference 2014. Singapore.


Selected Journalism

Blaming Victims: Bangladesh’s Hardline Approach to Rohingya is Misguided. 2019. The Globe Post.

Facebook is Hurting Democracy in Myanmar. 2018. AsiaGlobal Online.

‘They shot my two daughters in front of me’: Rohingya tell heartbreaking stories of loss and forced migration. 2017. The Conversation.

Myanmarmy Genocide. 2017. Village Magazine.

World Needs to Speak up Against Myanmar’s Crackdown on Rohingya. 2017. The Globe Post.

Renshaw, Catherine, Lee, Ronan, and Roose, Joshua. 2017. Four Steps Australia Must Take to Address Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar. New Matilda.

Rohingya Crisis: ASEAN’s Problems go beyond a Religious Rift. 2017. IAPS Dialogue.

Violence obscures policy proposals for Rohingya. 2017. Policy Forum.

How Militants Blew Change to Improve Rights of Rohingya Muslims. 2017. The Globe Post.

Reports on Genocide in Myanmar Highlight the Need for Change, E-International Relations

Myanmar’s Rohingya need tomorrow’s fairer world today, Policy Forum.

Myanmar’s new leaders could end Rohingya conflict by tapping into reserves of goodwill (with Anthony Ware), The Conversation

Once Suu Kyi takes power, her party will need to re-engage the people to manage sky-high hopes (with Anthony Ware), The Conversation

Why consultation is crucial to building a stronger democracy (with Anthony Ware), Myanmar Times

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the Rohingya’s dilemma, The Conversation

How Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is allowing U Thein Sein to become Myanmar’s smartest politician, Mizzima

What the Melbourne by-election tells the Greens, Online Opinion, 2012

Burma and Bipartisanism, Online Opinion, 2012

Burma’s changes must go beyond the political, National Times, 2011

Meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, 2010

Tasmanian Premier praises Ronan’s election campaign strategy for the Greens

2 thoughts on “Articles, news stories

  1. This may be an excellent cgpmaian Luke. Well done for drawing attention to it. I say “may be” because all boycotts need to be weighed up by potential participants in terms of whether they harm workers or tyrants more in the short, medium and long terms. Have not had to decide on this one as Burma is not on my destination list, but did boycott South Africa, and don’t boycott Israel – though I do very have strong antipathy to state actions there.Tory conference 06 had an excellent platform guest on this very subject. You may have seen it yourself? She appeared to be urging military action however. And she received a standing invasion. I mean a standing ovation. At the time this reminded me rather of Iraqi refugees asking for invasions and getting ovations in other places. Burma would have the advantage of being a more realistic replica of Vietnam.

  2. the infrastructure for tiusorm in Burma has been built using forced labour – a boycott won’t hurt workers who are unpaid and therefore de facto slaves.They didn’t ask for military action but for us to pressure our govt to increase diplomatic pressure & sanctions on the junta, and to put pressure on companies who invest there.In the ethnic minority areas where villages are being bombed/mortared/ethnically clensed there is an argument the UN should put peacekeepers in.

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