The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA
The ruling Awami League unveiled its election manifesto on Tuesday, making sweeping promises to eradicate poverty and boost the economy.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
Bangladesh’s election commission rejected 786 of 3,065 nominations for the Dec. 30 elections—almost none of which were from the ruling Awami League.
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
The prominent democracy activist discusses his party's plans for winning seats, negotiating with the military and managing Myanmar's relations with the international community.
The party will cooperate with ethnic and other like-minded parties in hopes of creating a third party alliance to contest the 2020 elections.
The new party states that it will forge alliances in hopes of forming a coalition government in 2020.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
Increasingly out of touch with voters, the NLD’s failure to tackle economic issues and its own structural problems could force it into alliances with ethnic parties in the next e
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the views on this critical issue put forward by participants in the recent peace summit in Naypyitaw.
The observers said they witnessed six rallies at which speakers disparaged another group or person based on their race, religion or gender.
Police have said the shooting was an accident, but are adamant there will be no let-up in the anti-crime campaign, which is proving popular with many in Uttar Pradesh.
The TNLA abducted Nang Mo Hom from her home on Aug. 17 for allegedly informing on its fighters and sentenced her in its own court to three years in jail.