Key developments at the agency include making training more useful and offering it to lower-level officials, says public policy expert who is assisting the reform process.
On National Day of Sweden, The Irrawaddy interviewed the Swedish ambassador to discuss what Myanmar can learn from his country’s experience in environmental issues.
Security analyst and scholar of Southeast Asian terrorism Sidney Jones speaks about regional security in Southeast Asia after the collapse of ISIS in the Middle East.
As State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits Prague this week, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview with Karel Schwarzenberg, a former Czech foreign minister, from 2014.
Karen Women Organization head Naw K’nyaw Paw discusses her work and her remaining goals after becoming the 3rd Myanmar recipient of the International Women of Courage Award.
Group not opposed to NCA, but wants all groups to sign; it has not expanded its army but will maintain readiness, senior official says ahead of 30th anniversary.
An interview with communications and human rights specialist James Gomez on the power of fake news abroad and the role it’s likely to play in next year’s general elections.
KIA triggered clashes in Shan by moving beyond agreed boundaries; road construction in Karen State to continue, says Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
The Irrawaddy interviews Yun Sun, expert on China-Myanmar relations, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum at which some Myanmar BRI project agreements are expected to be signed.
Burbrit Craft Beer achieved its latest milestone this year, distributing its gourmet brew in cans across the country.
Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects in Rakhine.
At the recent World Journalists Conference, The Irrawaddy spoke to top members of the International Federation of Journalists about modern threats to journalism and press freedom.
The Irrawaddy interviews AA central committee member Col. Kyaw Han on the recent meeting between the non-signatories of the NCA and the NRPC, and the prospect of peace in Rakhine.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation