The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals, groups and events that shaped headlines in 2017, for better or worse.
Myanmar responds to mounting international criticism over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims.
China’s focus remains firmly fixed on the ‘Myanmar Corridor’ no matter how the dynamics of domestic politics change in Naypyidaw
In its relations with Beijing, the government of Myanmar can draw comfort from the fact that China needs it as much as it needs China.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.
Beijing stresses need for border security at a time when army is feeling international chill