Journal Articles, Op-Eds, Media


Lee, R. (2021), Myanmar’s Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA): An Analysis of a New Muslim Militant Group and its Strategic Communications, Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol 15, No 6. Link to article here. OPEN ACCESS

Lee, R. (2019), Myanmar’s Citizenship Law as State Crime: A Case for the International Criminal Court, State Crime Journal, DOI: 10.13169/statecrime.8.2.0241 Link to article here. OPEN ACCESS

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. OPEN ACCESS.

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.



Biden Must Recognize Myanmar’s Shadow Government. 2021.
Sai Rajagopal & Ronan Lee. Newsweek.

A nation on the brink: Myanmar’s people need urgent international support to avoid state failure. 2021. ABC.

Myanmar’s democracy protesters may need more than Milk Tea Alliance tactics to defeat the military coup. 2021. ABC.

Myanmar’s protests have unified a disparate country, but including the Rohingya can help defeat the coup. 2021. ABC.

Myanmar’s Coup Has Led Many to Rethink Their Previous Exclusion of the Rohingya. 2021. Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs.

COVID coup: how Myanmar’s military used the pandemic to justify and enable its power grab. 2021. The Conversation.

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


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.

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