UWSA Vice Chairman Zhao Guo An said it will not sing the NCA and accused the current government of failing to honor the deal it struck with its predecessor.
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
Ahead of major events at the United Wa State Army’s headquarters to mark 30 years of a successful ceasefire, Lawi Weng discusses Wa’s delicate balance of power and peace.
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
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
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
The ruling party may be able to chip away at the military's proxies and business interests. But tinkering with its constitutional privileges may prove a step too far.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the likelihood and potential scope of constitutional amendments among a divided government.
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
Diplomats and experts say China's defense numbers probably underestimate true military spending for the People's Liberation Army, the world's largest armed forces.
While ethnic minority parties want chief ministers elected by local lawmakers, they are concerned that it could end up giving even more power to the military.