Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.
Candidates from merged ethnic Kachin parties believe the Kachin State People’s Party puts them in a stronger position against the NLD and USDP than in previous elections.
The 32 conversations in ‘Burma’s Voices of Freedom’ by Alan Clements reflect the moral and spiritual greatness of those fighting totalitarianism in Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy talks with a pair of candidates from the National League for Democracy and the People’s Party about the unique election challenges ahead.
More than 30 pro-military parties told the army chief they feared November’s vote would be unfair; he offered them support, but stayed within constitutional limits.
A female Rakhine lawmaker stuck between rivals in the Arakan National Party has been forced to run without any party’s backing.
Rangoon’s Jubilee Hall, one of British Burma’s architectural landmarks, survived bombing raids and earthquakes, but fell to the socialist regime’s wrecking ball in 1985.
As the long process to amend Myanmar’s Constitution appears lost, The Irrawaddy sits down with lawmakers U Aung Thein and U Sai Tun Aye to look for a way out.
With the UWSA in the news over their helicopter purchase, we revisit this 2017 article on the Wa, who have never been fully controlled by any central Myanmar authority.
Gen. Yawd Serk, the head of one of Shan State’s largest ethnic armed groups, talked to The Irrawaddy about the peace process and his relationship with Myanmar’s military.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to migrant worker advocate Ko Htoo Chit and elections expert Ko Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint about prospects for Myanmar voters abroad in 2020.
The Irrawaddy offers a selection of analyses, commentaries and interviews published in 2019 that shed light on key issues likely to continue shaping the nation this year.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Dr. Manam Tu Ja of the Kachin State People’s Party about the 2020 election, Myanmar’s political history and advancing the peace process.