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.
If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions.
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
Both the NLD and the US State Department say there is no chance that any poll held by the regime will be free and fair.
Defying international calls for death sentences against Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and two others to be dropped, the junta vowed to proceed with their executions.
Acting President of the National Unity Government Duwa Lashi La speaks to The Irrawaddy about what the people’s government has achieved since it was formed.
Khun Tun Oo, the former Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman, has died of natural causes after a lifetime working to establish a federal democracy.
A loose federation based on overlapping ethnicities and common values, with an illegitimate central government, is being created by the junta’s blunders.
Global aid donors such as the United Nations and the European Union appear to believe that it is business as usual in a Myanmar under military rule.
Much-needed humanitarian assistance is still not reaching the almost half a million people in the country displaced by fighting.
To mark the death of Madeleine Albright earlier this week, The Irrawaddy revisits this 2013 account of a visit to Myanmar by the former US Secretary of State.
Cambodia foreign minister Prak Sokhonn was told by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing that the military intervened to stop unrest.
The Kachin Independence Army has marked the 75th anniversary of the 1947 Panglong Agreement by demanding the National Unity Government revive its federal vision.
Ethnic education systems can be a model for a just and inclusive federal union in Myanmar.
A year after the coup, the regime has no popular support, lacks territorial control and global legitimacy, and its diplomats are barred from international meetings.