As communities around the world hold events to mark Human Rights Day, The Irrawaddy revisits an article about the ill-fated student uprising of 1991 known as 10-D.
10 The News For 10 December 2018
Amid mounting pressure from the international community, refusing to quash the unjust verdict of the three Kachin activists is wrong, writes analyst Joe Kumbun.
History suggests U Pe Myint’s assurances that state media will transparently report on the government’s activities are not to be believed.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather.
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
A spate of high-profile arrests and a rising crime rate are putting the prospects for a lasting peace in Rakhine State at risk.
A day before World Mental Health Day, the AAPP’s Bo Kyi writes of the importance that individuals are taught to manage stress, especially given Myanmar’s recent political histo
We call on the govt to address two major issues, the lack of respect for the right to information and the continued existence of unjust and undemocratic laws, writes Bo Kyi.
Trust building and winning hearts are defining factors of South Korea's peace initiative and can help inspire Myanmar's own peace efforts, the Korean ambassador says.
Myanmar’s leaders should take examples from the Korean leaders’ willingness for peace, their sending of special delegations and face-to-face meetings.
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