Perhaps even Donald Trump should read this book to better understand how the CIA exercises power from behind the scenes, writes Bertil Lintner.
Aung Naing Oo falls short of providing real insight into Burma’s complicated peace process in this collection of essays, writes Bertil Lintner.
The book outlines the dangers inherent in ceasefire agreements not being accompanied by a commitment to political change, writes BertilLintner.
An author explores how activists, religious leaders, ethnic voices and other civil society members pursue divergent agendas for change.
Prominent Burmese writer Ma Thida receives the first annual ‘Disturbing the Peace Award’ by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.
Rock concerts, art exhibitions, and a book fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Bertil Lintner reviews memoirs of activism, incarceration and exile by two renowned Burmese dissidents from different generations.
A book fair, film festival, tattoo festival, and sculpture, art, and photo exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
This biography must go down in the history of literature as one of the most sycophantic portraits of a ruthless dictator ever written by a Western academic.
As conservative Buddhist nationalism grows in Myanmar it may extend into the secular and cultural spheres as well.
Caricatures of Burmese politicians, picturesque paintings of Burma’s landmarks and a celebrity football match will keep you busy in Rangoon this week.