The Irrawaddy discusses the Anti-Corruption Commission's recent case against Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister Daw Lei Lei Maw, its limits and its potential.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama said in an interview that the rise of identity politics was "an unhealthy situation for democracy to be in when people line themselves
Killers have taken history into their hands on several occasions in the recent past. Some achieved their immediate goals, others didn’t—but history will be their ultimate judge
Will the military abide by U Than Shwe’s pledge to allow reform after ‘a few years’ of the party’s rule?
Police warn organizers they could face action over ‘illegal’ protest; rally leaders say they obtained permission
Leaders in Kachin objected to an “inaccurate and misleading” statement released by the Chinese embassy claiming they support the resumption of the controversial Myitsone projec
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
A small but high-profile group of liberal activists is growing increasingly disillusioned with the administration Myanmar voted into power with sky-high hopes three years ago.
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.
Portraits of party chairman and local candidate for Nov. 3 by-election defaced in Myingyan Township
Ruling party delegations are beating a path to Beijing’s door as Chinese Communist Party hosts ‘goodwill’ and ‘training’ visits and fosters party-to-party ties