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The Power Behind the Robe

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On the 11th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we revisit this story from October 2007, in which the editor explained why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha.

The Strange Birds Behind the '88 Coup

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 coup d'état on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy recalls some of the colorful characters in the halls of power at the time.

The House on an Island

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The towering century-old home in Yangon, built by the prominent Chinese businessman Lim Chin Tsong, features an eccentric blend of Eastern and Western styles.

Wanted: A Vision of Myanmar’s Future

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Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity
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The Women of 1988

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These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.

The Day a New Burma was Born

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Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.

Memories of 8.8.88

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Stoking the popular discontent that erupted into a nationwide uprising 30 years ago was economic mismanagement, which had reduced a fundamentally wealthy nation to pauper status.

Making Revolution Happen

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Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness looks back at his reporting on the 1988 uprising and the events leading up to it.