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Saturday, January 30, 2016

On the eve of the commencement of the new National League for Democracy (NLD)-dominated Parliament, The Irrawaddy revisits a story from the archives which took

Friday, January 22, 2016

To ensure influence at home and abroad—and with the presidency currently off-limits—Aung San Suu Kyi may opt to assume the role of Burma’s foreign minister.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The meeting between the two towering political figures, long at odds over Burma’s political future, raises hopes for a smooth transfer of power. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thein Sein has played the game well, guiding a “reform” process that keeps the establishment powers on side. Will this count in his favor post-November?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The opposition National League for Democracy’s handling of candidate selections for Burma’s upcoming general election risks fracturing the country’s democracy movement.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Burma’s upcoming election must be different, in that unlike the country’s previous two nationwide votes, it must respect the will of the people.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The president’s decision to terminate the controversial highrise projects near Shwedagon Pagoda offered relief for many Burmese who treasure their cultural heritage.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Burma’s leaders would do well to pick up a copy of reggae artist Saw Poe Kwar’s newest album, a musical manifesto in defense of love.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A towering pagoda dwarfs a monument celebrating the sense of national unity enshrined in the Panglong Agreement, but the story doesn’t end there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.

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