Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim-minority population

Rohingya Muslims walk towards a refugee camp in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

Myanmar is currently in the midst of a brutal crackdown against its persecuted Muslim minority Rohingya population, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. Aung San Suu Kyi, the de-facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has remained defiantly dismissive of the topic — and the international reaction has remained decidedly muted.

Think big: Myanmar has only just opened up to the outside world after years of secretive military rule, culminating in a visit by then-President Obama in 2012. As the country teeters between the Chinese and American spheres of influence in Southeast Asia, the international community seems reticent to react and disrupt that balance.