Many seem to think that Myanmar's civil war would surely end if all armed groups would only sign the NCA. But the NCA does not deliver what they crave most — self-determination.
UWSA Vice Chairman Zhao Guo An said it will not sign the NCA and accused the current government of failing to honor the deal it struck with its predecessor.
Group reportedly disappointed by absence of State Counselor, Army chief at celebration in Panghsang.
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
As usual, most of Myanmar's ex-generals were among the invited guests at this year's Armed Forces Day events. But a few notable names were conspicuously absent.
In Armed Forces Day speech, Tatmadaw deputy chief issues strong warning to AA, urges all ethnic armed groups to come to the negotiating table
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
The ruling party may be able to chip away at the military's proxies and business interests. But tinkering with its constitutional privileges may prove a step too far.
In a message honoring the two who were shot dead by police at Rangoon Institute of Technology 31 years ago, she urges the nation to learn the lessons of their sacrifice.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
"Leaders will review it and do their best. They have been holding talks,” U Zaw Htay said without elaborating.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the likelihood and potential scope of constitutional amendments among a divided government.