By pressuring victims of abuse to negotiate financial settlements rather than push for legal action, the MNHRC fails to protect the fundamental rights of Burma’s
Burmese citizens wish the new administration considerable success, following a sluggish first 100 days.
Critics of Burma’s military generals understand that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s US visit will bring business, wealth and amnesty to many powerful people who
Removing Burmese tycoons from the US sanctions list doesn’t necessarily mean they are clean, writes The Irrawaddy’s founding editor Aung Zaw.
Activists following the event decry a lack of concern for issues they feel should have taken precedence over an accelerated economic agenda.
Even if the popular State Counselor were in Kofi Annan’s position and visited Arakan State—speaking openly about what she saw—it is likely that she would
Countries that have achieved development success made reforms that put land ownership or long-term land rights into the hands of small farmers. Can Burma go
During Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the US this month experts called on policymakers to reestablish cooperation between the US military and the
The US should keep targeted sanctions in place while providing a constructive pathway forward to eliminate remaining sanctions as Burma continues its process of democratic