This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
Some of the candidates who lost a race to the USDP question the ballots the military-backed party won in early voting on military bases, where monitoring is heavily restricted.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Ethnic organization denies supporting ruling party after pamphlets appear bearing photo of General Yawd Serk
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn days after the president removed the prime minister and installed a powerful ally of China in his place.
US federal agents are racing to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump as leads point to Florida as the origin of the packages.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
Backlash against city government’s targeting of Eleven Media is latest blow to once-popular U Phyo Min Thein’s support.
As Western countries remove support and loosen economic ties with Myanmar, the government appears to be siding up to its eastern allies. Is this a good or bad idea?
Portraits of party chairman and local candidate for Nov. 3 by-election defaced in Myingyan Township
Dozens of stakeholders swap ideas with government officials at informal talks in Yangon
The US imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its N. Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to N. Korea in violation of US sanctions.