This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
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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.
Following two months in detention, Nang Mo Hom reflects on the situation surrounding her arrest by the TNLA upon her release.
May Thin Kyu started Kreate Food in 2015 to provide much-needed business services for a fledgling market.
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.
With World Mental Health Day falling on October 10, The Irrawaddy spoke to Dr. Hannah Kyaw Thaung, an Irish-Burmese clinical psychologist, for her advice on maintaining good mental
"The government must decisively repel international pressures against anyone, not only the Tatmadaw," a spokesman said. "But the government has not yet done enough in that regard."
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.
"Today, the opportunity presents itself for talks," said NMSP Vice Chairman Nai Hong Sar. "I want us to try to make the best use of that opportunity."
The Irrawaddy talks with journalist and Myanmar expert Bertil Lintner about the possible consequences of a harsh UN report on the country and the military.
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
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