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.
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.
Many ethnic armed organizations are boycotting the talks with the regime in the capital Naypyitaw.
The answer is simple: Min Aung Hlaing is afraid.
Min Aung Hlaing’s offer of dialogue with ethnic armed organizations is a sign he knows the junta faces an uphill battle against the resistance movement.
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.
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.
The UWSA is consolidating a new Wa state that will bring Chinese influence near Thailand and set a self-rule model for other ethnic rebels.
The Arakan Army has used the ceasefire with regime forces in Rakhine State in western Myanmar to establish its own separate administration.
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.
New Delhi anxious not to be seen endorsing the military’s coup but needs the junta’s help to monitor the India-Myanmar frontier.
A new book furthers our understanding of the oft-maligned, border-straddling ethnic group’s culture and history, and its troubled relationship with the Chinese state.
Unlike the Soviet Union, the Chinese are likely to put up a real fight.
During this week’s visit to Myanmar, Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa met with some political party leaders.
The junta’s coup has brought the curtain down on electoral democracy and forced the Myanmar people to take up arms.