Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
Lawmakers vote not to extend its term in wake of panel chief U Shwe Mann’s return to politics.
A press conference on Saturday heard the military saying they would step back from politics when there are no ethnic armed groups and the country is in peace.
Following 10 fresh arrests of protesters in Loikaw, a Karenni State lawmaker had urged for discussion and understanding.
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
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 Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
‘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.