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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among other atrocities, the military regime has killed at least 1,499 civilians and over 11,800 more have been arrested to date.
Min Aung Hlaing’s regime is enabled by a handpicked crew of opportunists comprising failed politicians, self-serving advisers and monks corrupted by proximity to power.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
The message of the foreign minister’s visit is that New Delhi will continue to call for democracy while talking with junta leaders to mitigate India’s security concerns.