This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Chinese Embassy’s controversial recent statement about the dam, and the government’s worrying silence on the project’s future
Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
Move not recognized by Kachin leaders based in Myitkyina
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
Politicians contending in elections this year may use anti-LGBT+ stances to gain the votes of the conservative electorate.
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has rejected Xi’s calls for reunification and urged China to embrace democracy.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
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.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
The President’s Office has ordered that unqualified military officers may no longer be transferred to ministries under the control of the civilian government.