Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
Adviser to Committee for Shan State Unity says government is acting as if it wants Shan to secede from the Union.
In leading the government's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the late UN secretary-general helped win rare international praise for Myanmar in the wake of the Rohingya crisis.
Though Myanmar says it is ready to take back the Rohingya, the continued outflow of refugees underlines the lack of progress in addressing the crisis.
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.
Eighty lawmakers have signed up to debate the controversial bill to amend the law. Critics warn that the changes would further stifle the freedom of expression.
A prominent member of the '88 Generation Students group, Ma Mee Mee died in a car accident on Monday while on her way back to Yangon from Irrawaddy Region.
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
The Irrawaddy discusses Myanmar’s progress – or lack of – towards democracy since the ’88 uprising.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview from 2013 with award-winning activist Min Ko Naing, one of the movement’s most prominent leader
Stoking the popular discontent that erupted into a nationwide uprising 30 years ago was economic mismanagement, which had reduced a fundamentally wealthy nation to pauper status.
Military backed party and its allies say establishment of new panel will lead to ‘foreign intervention’
The failure of the 1988 uprising points to the challenges Myanmar faced then, and still faces today.