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.
Celebrations take place nationwide and around the world as Myanmar people honor their detained leader.
Several armed groups that are currently fighting the regime snubbed Min Aung Hlaing’s earlier invite to talks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With junta forces exhausted by fighting across the country, the regime wants a ceasefire with ethnic armed organizations to allow it to focus on resistance groups.
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.
To mark the death of Madeleine Albright earlier this week, The Irrawaddy revisits this 2013 account of a visit to Myanmar by the former US Secretary of State.