Following 10 fresh arrests of protesters in Loikaw, a Karenni State lawmaker had urged for discussion and understanding.
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
Each side accuses the other of violating bilateral ceasefire; no one injured in the fighting
Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
Minister failed to spell out how administration plans to tackle the country’s political and economic problems, they claim.
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Secretary of Peace Commission says agency will visit northeast of country to discuss ethnic group’s reservations.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
The huge infrastructure project is part of Beijing’s One Belt One Road Initiative; critics warn of potential for Myanmar to fall into a debt trap
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.