Janes’ Anthony Davis says Myanmar’s highly motivated PDFs have taken their resistance against an arrogant and ineffective Myanmar military into a crucial second phase.
SBDF chief Bo Thanmani, son of a Rakhine communist rebel, was killed in a clash in Shwebo while using his group’s only assault rifle to cover his fighters, members say.
If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions.
Self-serving accounts by insiders are short on accuracy but offer some insight into the military’s blinkered view of its role in politics and national security.
Khun Be Du, KNDF leader and an NUG deputy minister, talks to The Irrawaddy about the success of the resistance movement in Kayah State and the prospects for a federal democratic un
Several armed groups that are currently fighting the regime snubbed Min Aung Hlaing’s earlier invite to talks.
The junta is losing territory at home and finds itself increasingly isolated internationally, Derek Chollet tells The Irrawaddy.
World events have brought to Southeast Asia a new era of confrontation and conflict, this time led by—but not limited to—US-China geostrategic rivalry and competition.
Foreign govts and organizations have joined local groups in condemning the junta’s announcement that it will proceed with the executions of four anti-regime activists.
The United Wa State Party has full control over its territory on the Chinese border but gaining full statehood might be challenging.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner talks to Irrawaddy editor-in-chief Aung Zaw about why Myanmar’s official peace process has been a non-starter from the outset.
A heart attack claimed the ex-major, who worked for both U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but angered the military before the coup by backing the 2020 vote results.
Many ethnic armed organizations are boycotting the talks with the regime in the capital Naypyitaw.
The regime last month awarded titles to leaders of seven of the 10 groups planning to attend talks, prompting speculation it was looking to secure their participation.