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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Sep 15, 2017

In recent weeks, a military campaign by Myanmar’s Buddhist government in a remote corner of the country has displaced at least 400,000 people, most of them Rohingya Muslims.

International observers are banned from visiting conflict areas, but there are reports of mass killings, perhaps an ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.

What’s happening in Myanmar, and what can and should the international community do to intervene?

To help us answer those questions are:

  • Pierre Peron, spokesperson for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar
  • Cindy Huang, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development

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Recorded September 15, 2017. 

Hosted by Luke Vargas.