‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
Each side accuses the other of violating bilateral ceasefire; no one injured in the fighting
Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
Minister failed to spell out how administration plans to tackle the country’s political and economic problems, they claim.
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Secretary of Peace Commission says agency will visit northeast of country to discuss ethnic group’s reservations.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
The huge infrastructure project is part of Beijing’s One Belt One Road Initiative; critics warn of potential for Myanmar to fall into a debt trap
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.
Meeting planned for late April or early May, commission secretary says
The Irrawaddy discusses prospects for peace and progress in Myanmar with a newly-elected president at the helm.
Seeking Chinese intervention, the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee showed interest in further collaboration for peace.
After five years, lots of cash and countless photo opportunities, we are still waiting for Myanmar’s ‘peace industry’ to deliver.
While Myanmar seeks to diversify its military suppliers, it will continue to seek diplomatic cover first and foremost from China.