Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, victims of divisive identity politics in Southeast Asia, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP

Book review – Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia offers a bleak prognosis for region’s future

Author Michael Vatikiotis’ love of the region shines through in his examination of its leaders and long-oppressed people, but he is unsure whether those in power are able to take the necessary steps to prevent further spilling of blood

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Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, victims of divisive identity politics in Southeast Asia, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP
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