Legislation calls for sanctions on more military leaders over human rights abuses in Rakhine State and encourages reform of the country's murky gemstone industry.
Four years ago today, Myanmar lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.
"What's happening in Myanmar is a terrible tragedy, and we need to do more," Mark Zuckerberg said.
Former Red Flag communist Chit Hlaing, who worked alongside infamous figures from Myanmar’s past, died on March 24 at age 92.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
Protesters say resources have not been used to benefit locals and that lawmakers have not listened to their suggestions.
India’s ruling BJP consolidated its position in the northeast after a landslide election victory in Tripura, ending 25 years of communist rule in the state.
The ANC says police have detained about 20 people over Saturday's bomb blasts in the Rakhine State capital and arrested seven, including one of its own members.
While Myanmar seeks to diversify its military suppliers, it will continue to seek diplomatic cover first and foremost from China.
India mobilizes 60,000 troops ahead of publication of a list that will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from Bangladesh.
Several countries, the UN and journalist groups are demanding the release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from detention in Myanmar.
Dealers say possible sanctions on Myanmar’s jade and gems will have little impact, as most sales are to neighboring countries.
While the West weighs reimposing sanctions over the military’s actions in Rakhine, Aung San Suu Kyi seeks safe harbor — and dollars — in China.
From Mao’s revolution to Belt and Road engagement — A chronology of relations between China and Myanmar from 1949 to today.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.