Joe Biden has to work to rebuild Barack Obama’s relationship with Asean after four years of neglect, argues political commentator Kavi Chongkittavorn.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
In its 2020 election manifesto, the Kachin State People’s Party vows to push for the scrapping of the suspended, China-backed Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River.
In November’s election, many young and women candidates from ethnic parties will bring fresh voices to Myanmar’s democracy; The Irrawaddy spoke to some of them.
Dr. Kyaw Yin Hlaing of the Center for Diversity and National Harmony has won the MC Bassiouni Justice Award for his work to help address the 2017 Rakhine issue.
More than 30 pro-military parties told the army chief they feared November’s vote would be unfair; he offered them support, but stayed within constitutional limits.
Today would have been the 90th birthday of the late democracy activist and political prisoner U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy revisits an article from 2014 examining his legacy.
Amid the world’s longest-running ethnic insurgency, Karen people have initiated a conservation project that advances a vision for peace and self-determination.