This week, The Irrawaddy hears the youths’ perspective of the democratic transition and disappointments, they say, it has so far churned up.
Outgoing UNFPA representative looks back on her work promoting empowerment of women and youth, and helping to organize the first census in decades
As China and Japan vie for influence in the Mekong subregion, Myanmar will need to be stable, peaceful and well managed if it is to extract the maximum benefit, a Japanese expert s
The prominent democracy activist discusses his party's plans for winning seats, negotiating with the military and managing Myanmar's relations with the international community.
U Ye Myat Thu is leading Mandalay towards ASEAN smart city status by adopting smart technologies in the public services sector—changes which are already reaping rewards.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
Tokyo believes a stable, democratic and prosperous Myanmar can only be achieved through engagement with global community
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
The UK’s new ambassador to Myanmar shares his experiences in office so far, current Myanmar-UK relations and his thoughts on the referral of military leadership to the ICC.
Daw Khaing Khaing Leh said the government needs to strengthen the rule of law and that it has not made good on most of its pledges since the 2015 elections.
Many tie the commercial capital’s increasing lawlessness to high unemployment, cheap drugs and under-resourced police
The RCSS spokesperson discusses causes and possible solutions to their ongoing clashes with the Tatmadaw and the TNLA, and the effects on locals in northern Shan State.
Questions and answers with Saw Myo Min Thu, executive director of Thabyay Education Foundation.
The former Thai diplomat tells The Irrawaddy that the next few months could be ‘game-changing’ for Myanmar, depending on how it handles developments in the strife-torn state.
U Set Aung said Myanmar's new deal with the SEZ's Chinese developer would include safeguards against a debt trap and that efforts to reform the overall economy were on track.