Ye Myo Hein, author of a recent report on Myanmar’s armed rebellion, said the resistance needs a stronger chain of command and more weapons.
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
Also this week, the regime shows once again it is living in fantasyland, discussing plans for food security and tourism, even as it undermines both.
Min Aung Hlaing’s acquisition of the exclusive Yangon residence at 14 Inya Road reveals his greed and corruption.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
Also this week, the most high-profile regime official to be targeted so far was shot at her home, and foreign embassies complained about a harsh new foreign-exchange law.
Also this week, the coup boss was praised as a savior and said there would be no vote until ‘terrorists’ are wiped out, and the generals paid respects to their elders.
To mark the 77th Armed Forces Day today, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2017 profile of the WWII Japanese officer who was instrumental in creating Myanmar’s modern military.
If he has the courage to exercise his constitutional rights as president, U Myint Swe has two opportunities left to avoid going down in Myanmar’s history as a villain.
The Irrawaddy lists Myanmar's presidents since the country gained independence in 1948.
Mai Noam Han, his wife and seven-month-old baby were found dead last week in southern Shan State two months after going missing, allegedly killed by an ethnic armed group.
In Myanmar as elsewhere, Beijing uses the geopolitical shadows to project its power.
The military’s future role in politics needs to be appropriate for a country where governance must be based on the people and their rights.