U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Group meets with government negotiators for informal talks in Chiang Mai
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
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.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
The Myanmar military’s recent ceasefire announcement has earned it praise and lingering suspicion among ethnic leaders and observers.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
"Now there's formally been an acknowledgement that there is indeed the problem. But the discussion is, what do you do next?" said Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan of Landmine Monitor.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
The ministry asked the public for a "tolerant interpretation" of the minister's recent remarks apparently referring to Islam as an "extreme" religion.
The KNPP says misunderstandings of a 2012 two-way agreement, stipulating the movement of troops among other terms, need to be dealt with in order to move closer to signing the NCA.
The meetings are part of a series of informal discussions being held this weekend in an effort to move the struggling peace process forward.
Party’s Central Executive Committee finds that L Phaung Sho’s use of Catholic church land violated its internal rules.