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Man in the Middle

On the second anniversary of Myanmar’s 2015 landmark election, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview with the then Union Election Commission chairman.

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Death of a Journalist

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On the tenth anniversary of the death of Kenji Nagai, look back at one Japanese photojournalist’s take on the killing of a colleague and countryman during the Saffron Revolution.

The Saffron Revolution in Cartoons

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To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Myanmar’s Buddhist monk-led protests, we share some of the finest work by Irrawaddy cartoonists covering the events.
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A Struggle for Authority

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On the 10th anniversary of Myanmar’s Saffron Revolution, we revisit anthropologist Gustaaf Houtman’s insights on how the military legitimized their rule.

The Power Behind the Robe

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With a decade past since the Saffron Revolution, The Irrawaddy revisits a piece on the influence of the Sangha.

Marching on a Diet of Marrows

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In commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an account of the experience by one of its editors.

The University Behind Bars

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On the 29th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an article from 2010 reflecting on students’ imprisonment.