Leaders in Kachin objected to an “inaccurate and misleading” statement released by the Chinese embassy claiming they support the resumption of the controversial Myitsone projec
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
During meetings with Ambassador Hong Liang, Kachin leaders felt he pressured them on westerns relations and Belt and Road Initiative projects.
How has the Arakan Army (AA), currently testing the mettle of the Tatmadaw in northern Rakhine, grown in size, power and popularity in a short few years?
Analyst Joe Kumbun speculates that through China’s influence on the Tatmadaw, the BRI is helping the State Counselor achieve her political goals.
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has rejected Xi’s calls for reunification and urged China to embrace democracy.
The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
The Myanmar military’s recent ceasefire announcement has earned it praise and lingering suspicion among ethnic leaders and observers.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA