Given Beijing’s increasing role in Myanmar’s development, the Tatmadaw’s newfound openness to talks is not such a surprise.
19 The News For 19 December 2018
Now is the right time for Myanmar's leaders not to isolate themselves in Naypyitaw but to engage and build trust with the G20.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
As communities around the world hold events to mark Human Rights Day, The Irrawaddy revisits an article about the ill-fated student uprising of 1991 known as 10-D.
Amid mounting pressure from the international community, refusing to quash the unjust verdict of the three Kachin activists is wrong, writes analyst Joe Kumbun.
History suggests U Pe Myint’s assurances that state media will transparently report on the government’s activities are not to be believed.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather.
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
Exercising freedom of expression is not a crime in a democratic society, yet it is in Myanmar.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
A spate of high-profile arrests and a rising crime rate are putting the prospects for a lasting peace in Rakhine State at risk.
A day before World Mental Health Day, the AAPP’s Bo Kyi writes of the importance that individuals are taught to manage stress, especially given Myanmar’s recent political histo
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