Ahead of Suu Kyi’s meetings with the president and army chief, revisiting a 2014 Commentary on why Burma’s political heavyweights must match words with action.
As a general election nears on Nov. 8, The Irrawaddy looks back on this photo series documenting the historic by-election that brought Suu Kyi and
For all of its limitations, a general election in November will have a direct impact on every person in Myanmar.
In this 2013 interview, Yangon Heritage Trust founding chairman Thant Myint-U discusses the challenges facing Rangoon as it transforms into a modern city.
As the man who drove Gen. Aung San to Panglong, 100-year-old U Khan is proud of the small part he played in Burma’s history.
The Irrawaddy speaks to Aung Din, a former student leader and executive director of the US Campaign for Burma from 2003-12.
The chairman of the Chin Progressive Party talks about obstacles to signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement and the way forward in Myanmar’s peace process.
100 years since his birth, Aung San’s aspirations for a unified and democratic Myanmar are yet to be realized, writes Kyaw Zwa Moe.
Hope deferred may be the legacy of 2014, but desire for a just society in Burma will not be diminished by this year’s unfulfilled promises.
Twenty six years ago, the Burma Army seized power after a crackdown on a democratic uprising. Two doctors recall how they treated numerous wounded protestors.
Do Burmese people really understand the meaning of compassion? Not according to a Buddhist monk who helped to lead Cyclone Nargis relief efforts.
Six years ago, Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta, killing at least 138,000 people and displacing many more. This commentary—first published by The Irrawaddy on
On the sixth anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, Burma’s worst-ever natural disaster, The Irrawaddy republishes a comment from May 2008 that argued for US aid intervention.
During the dark days of repression in Burma, the military regime’s control over the lives of political prisoners often extended as far as their graves.
U Thant Myint-U, chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust, discusses the challenges that Yangon faces as it tries to avoid the development pitfalls of other