Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
Myanmar’s journalists do not have the protection of the law or the government, but in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s own words, they have the protection of the truth
There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
Once a vocal supporter of the peace process, Padao Mahn Nyein Maung no longer appears to trust the government or Army
Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity
Irrawaddy editor-in-chief Aung Zaw recalls his flight from Burma in the days following the brutal crackdown of the 8888 uprising and the founding days of the magazine.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government must stay the course on its policy of encouraging interfaith dialogue while suppressing Buddhist nationalism.
To truly honor Gen. Aung San’s vision, states should spend the money on developing remote areas
In a meeting with the press council, the generals show they still don’t get the notion of press freedom or the fact that a healthy media has to be independent.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
Relations between the NLD government and Myanmar army appear to be hanging by a thread with their leaders at loggerheads over international involvement in the Rohingya crisis.
Beijing urges government not to sign MOU in bid to lure Myanmar away from the West
In what appears to be the final countdown to the signing of the Naga peace accord, there are hopes that the finalization of the accord will bring an end to the longest-running insurgency