Many seem to think that Myanmar's civil war would surely end if all armed groups would only sign the NCA. But the NCA does not deliver what they crave most — self-determination.
UWSA Vice Chairman Zhao Guo An said it will not sign the NCA and accused the current government of failing to honor the deal it struck with its predecessor.
Group reportedly disappointed by absence of State Counselor, Army chief at celebration in Panghsang.
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
When I do it just fuels wild rumors, the former House Speaker says
Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects on Rakhine’s c
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew requested by state Border Affairs Ministry ‘to maintain order’
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
In Armed Forces Day speech, Tatmadaw deputy chief issues strong warning to AA, urges all ethnic armed groups to come to the negotiating table
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
In 2015 many farmers in Irrawaddy Region voted for the NLD expecting the party to win them their stolen land back. More than three years on, they have little to show for it.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
The ruling party proposed the constitutional amendment during a meeting of the joint committee now reviewing the military-drafted charter for possible changes.