Mandate to rule is being eroded by inaction over humanitarian emergency in the north
The Irrawaddy presents a decade of commentary and opinion on Myanmar’s controversial charter and the various efforts to change it
UN visits troubled Rakhine State, while China and Western nations continue to both influence and pressure once-isolated Myanmar.
NLD co-founder U Win Tin's call for justice for political prisoners has yet to be answered.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics
The NMSP wrapped up a three-day meeting on Wednesday to explain its reasons for signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in February and to gather public feedback.
Attacks on Islamic clerics, schools and mosques in recent weeks ramp up tensions in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.
The NLD's bill to amend the country's protest law is the most controversial legislation the party has tried to pass since coming to power. What does it really want?
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
The late activist and political prisoner would have been 88 today. We look back on his contribution to Myanmar's struggle for democracy.
“Taking an uncompromising attitude will invite more problems and it will be the people who bear the brunt,” says U Aung Moe Zaw.
Najib's foes are expected to fan suspicions of corruption over billions of dollars that have gone missing from a state fund founded by the prime minister.
With the majority of members having signed the ceasefire agreement, the UNFC may dissolve and be consigned to a relic of history.
Addition of two signatories unlikely to ease armed conflict in country’s far north, however
The Committee for Shan State Unity has named the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party its new chair, replacing the Restoration Council of Shan State.