This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Chinese Embassy’s controversial recent statement about the dam, and the government’s worrying silence on the project’s future
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.
During meetings with Ambassador Hong Liang, Kachin leaders felt he pressured them on westerns relations and Belt and Road Initiative projects.
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.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has rejected Xi’s calls for reunification and urged China to embrace democracy.
The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
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
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
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.