How has the Arakan Army (AA), currently testing the mettle of the Tatmadaw in northern Rakhine, grown in size, power and popularity in a short few years?
Analyst Joe Kumbun speculates that through China’s influence on the Tatmadaw, the BRI is helping the State Counselor achieve her political goals.
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
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 Myanmar military’s recent ceasefire announcement has earned it praise and lingering suspicion among ethnic leaders and observers.
Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA
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.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
U Zaw Htay accused INGOs of benefiting financially from the refugee crisis, while a Lower House lawmaker claims they fabricate invoices and photography to encourage donors.
Firebrand monk says he will take up arms if Myanmar’s military leadership is charged at the International Criminal Court.
As Western countries remove support and loosen economic ties with Myanmar, the government appears to be siding up to its eastern allies. Is this a good or bad idea?
Many fear PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist govt is about to act on its stated position – that it wants to deport all Rohingya Muslims from the country.
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
Human Rights Commission urges government to consider national interest, ensure journalists’ rights are upheld