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Who Are The Wa?

In this story from 2014, Bertil Lintner explores Wa history, identity and politics, and how this ethnic group is portrayed in Burma.

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The Military Ties That Bind

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In this August 2011 story, The Irrawaddy explored the long history of support from Germany and its companies for Burma’s notorious military regimes.

Win Tin’s Lessons for Burma

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Three years to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.

New Political Order Begins in Burma

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As today marks one year since the NLD government assumed office, The Irrawaddy revisits this commentary from the early days of the new administration.

A Radically Different Dhamma

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The Irrawaddy revisits a story about the 969 movement that shook Burma with its anti-Muslim sentiment before Ma Ba Tha came to prominence.
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Desmond Ball Unbound

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Professor Desmond Ball, expert on military intelligence, Burma, Asia-Pacific security issues and nuclear strategy, died on Wednesday, October 12.

Death of a Journalist

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A look back at one Japanese photojournalist’s take on the killing of a colleague and countryman nine years ago during Burma’s Saffron Revolution.