Min Aung Hlaing’s call for talks is seen as a desperate attempt to reduce attacks from ethnic armed organizations while the regime battles the people's defense forces.
Chin National Army spokesperson tells The Irrawaddy that it is crucial that resistance groups nationwide collaborate to force the regime to fight on many fronts.
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.
Among other atrocities, the military regime has killed at least 1,499 civilians and over 11,800 more have been arrested to date.
Hun Sen will not shy away from enhancing dialogue with Myanmar from the first day.
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.
Unverified claims of ambushes across the country suggest the regime continues to lose soldiers.
People's Defense Forces reported killing large numbers of regime soldiers across Myanmar.
Attacks across the country have targeted regime troops and their supply lines.
The civilian People's Defense Forces claim to have killed more than 50 regime soldiers, although the death toll cannot be verified.
Soon after independence, half of Myanmar was occupied by rebel forces and ethnic armed organizations fighting the then government.
The People's Defense Forces in Shan State say it destroyed a power cable supplying the military and left landmines around the site which killed around seven soldiers.
At least seven regime soldiers reportedly killed in all-day battle between Kayah ethnic armed group and the Myanmar military.