Self-serving accounts by insiders are short on accuracy but offer some insight into the military’s blinkered view of its role in politics and national security.
Khun Be Du, KNDF leader and an NUG deputy minister, talks to The Irrawaddy about the success of the resistance movement in Kayah State and the prospects for a federal democratic un
Several armed groups that are currently fighting the regime snubbed Min Aung Hlaing’s earlier invite to talks.
Both the NLD and the US State Department say there is no chance that any poll held by the regime will be free and fair.
World events have brought to Southeast Asia a new era of confrontation and conflict, this time led by—but not limited to—US-China geostrategic rivalry and competition.
Foreign govts and organizations have joined local groups in condemning the junta’s announcement that it will proceed with the executions of four anti-regime activists.
The United Wa State Party has full control over its territory on the Chinese border but gaining full statehood might be challenging.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government said the military regime has no mandate to negotiate or govern the country.
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.
Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner talks to Irrawaddy editor-in-chief Aung Zaw about why Myanmar’s official peace process has been a non-starter from the outset.
Mon people attacked the New Mon State Party for speaking to the junta chief, saying that party leaders were only serving their own interests.
A heart attack claimed the ex-major, who worked for both U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but angered the military before the coup by backing the 2020 vote results.
Many ethnic armed organizations are boycotting the talks with the regime in the capital Naypyitaw.
The regime last month awarded titles to leaders of seven of the 10 groups planning to attend talks, prompting speculation it was looking to secure their participation.