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.
SBDF chief Bo Thanmani, son of a Rakhine communist rebel, was killed in a clash in Shwebo while using his group’s only assault rifle to cover his fighters, members say.
Several armed groups that are currently fighting the regime snubbed Min Aung Hlaing’s earlier invite to talks.
Acting President of the National Unity Government Duwa Lashi La speaks to The Irrawaddy about what the people’s government has achieved since it was formed.
Khun Tun Oo, the former Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman, has died of natural causes after a lifetime working to establish a federal democracy.
A loose federation based on overlapping ethnicities and common values, with an illegitimate central government, is being created by the junta’s blunders.
Ambassadors of the two Asian giants met with head of regime’s electoral body to discuss junta’s planned 2023 poll that has been widely rejected in Myanmar.
Global aid donors such as the United Nations and the European Union appear to believe that it is business as usual in a Myanmar under military rule.
Also this week, the junta said the NLD’s poll victories were social media propaganda, and responded to a US finding of genocide in Rakhine by blaming a few rogue troops.
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 forced the regime to release its members in Myanmar’s jails in exchange for sending a delegation to Naypyitaw.
Min Aung Hlaing’s regime is enabled by a handpicked crew of opportunists comprising failed politicians, self-serving advisers and monks corrupted by proximity to power.
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.