The Irrawaddy discusses issues surrounding the Border Guard Force and the complex challenge of transforming armed groups into legitimate enterprises.
The Irrawaddy discusses the year just ended and the challenges facing the country in the year that has just begun.
The trust that Japan enjoys on both sides of the Rakhine conflict has already yielded results on the ground; the same cannot be said of other foreign negotiators.
China’s top diplomat on Tuesday lobbied the State Counselor and President to begin work on BRI projects; expert says Beijing wants assurances before November’s election.
Observers and ethnic armed groups say State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s support for the military in the Rakhine conflict damages the peace process.
The Arakan Liberation Party, an NCA signatory, has asked the government to let the Rakhine people hold a national-level dialogue before the next Union Peace Conference.