Across southeast Burma, ceasefires are holding and communities are beginning to recover from decades of armed conflict.
20 The News For 20 February 2017
As long as Burma tries to bury its past, a future in which individuals can live peacefully without fear is impossible.
If powerful figures were involved in the killing, the mastermind behind the lawyer’s murder may never be brought to justice.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains noticeably silent on human rights issues lately, causing people to question her allegiance to the people.
To explore gender and power in Burma, we must move past the idea that Burmese women’s experiences parallel those of white women.
U Ko Ni was a fearless fighter who spoke up for his views, and he was a strong force in the democratic movement.
Villagers on the border of Chin State and Sagaing Division want a proper road, not a nickel mine.
The government was quick to take action against nationalists disrupting Muslim ceremonies, but more needs to be done so Ma Ba Tha is not resurrected.
The aim ‘is to demonstrate what truly good governance could be for the Salween River Basin,’ says environmentalist Paul Sein Twa.
The KNU’s challenge lies in being a credible government in areas under its control—and where authority is shared with the Burmese government.
As Asean turns 50, scholar and columnist Kavi Chongkittavorn considers what’s been achieved and what’s in store for the Southeast Asia bloc.
The Irrawaddy’s Nang Seng Nom recalls her trip to northern Shan State amid fierce clashes between the Northern Alliance and the Burma Army.
As the ninth leader of the United Nations takes the helm, Myint Zan recalls how U Thant of Burma came to feel about the burdens of the office.
The resurgence of a strong ethnic Kachin cultural and political identity recent years is a direct result of intensified Burma Army repression.
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Who Killed U Ko Ni?
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trend of Silence
Back From Mong Ko
The Long History of Burmese ‘Pussy Power’
Nickel and Dimed on Frog Mountain
The Northern Alliance: Fight For a Fault
The Salween Peace Park: A Radical, Grassroots Alternative to Development in Karen State
A Hero to Remember
NLD Government Needs to Shut Down Ma Ba Tha Affiliates
In Rangoon, There is Plenty to be Afraid of
Govt Must Publicly Address Deputy Minister’s Dismissal