This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
The women, a law lecturer and a civil servant, said they trust the police, the state government and the democratic society of Kerala to keep them safe.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
The leader of Peking University Marxist Society was detained and questioned for 24 hours on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” which is a crime in China.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
A small but high-profile group of liberal activists is growing increasingly disillusioned with the administration Myanmar voted into power with sky-high hopes three years ago.
Yangon Region Forest Department Director U Thein Toe speaks with The Irrawaddy about what his office is doing to fight the illegal wildlife trade in Myanmar's commercial capital.
As the 103rd anniversary of Ludu Daw Amar’s birth was yesterday, The Irrawaddy revisits this story from October 2002 about the journalist’s life.
The 2021 election will pitch Singapore into a rare state of flux at a sensitive time with its economic model under threat, unease over inequality and rising government criticism.
Sheikh Hasina's government has won plaudits for letting in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar but faces accusations of authoritarian rule.
NLD lawmakers and others have opened scores of legal cases under Article 66 (d) since the law was changed after a public outcry in 2017.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
A new strategy paper from German industry makes clear that German firms cannot afford to turn their backs on China but urges them to reassess their presence there.
US federal agents are racing to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump as leads point to Florida as the origin of the packages.