Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
Many so called "buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz they aim to create, often using fake accounts, have sprung up ahead of the presidential election next month.
Since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the likelihood and potential scope of constitutional amendments among a divided government.
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
The Financial Times reported on that the U.S. was irritated by the prospect of Italy joining the BRI and warned the project could significantly damage Rome's international image.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
While ethnic minority parties want chief ministers elected by local lawmakers, they are concerned that it could end up giving even more power to the military.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
No suspect yet in murder of captain-turned-businessman in Kyaukme Township
International Women’s Day and the Myanmore Awards are celebrated in the coming week, as well as opportunities to learn and share skills or simply to relax with live music.
Number of Tatmadaw-appointed lawmakers will decline naturally when Myanmar has politicians who ‘really care’ about the country—spokesman
A look at those articles of the Constitution the NLD is most likely to target for amendment first—and why.
“Because our country is in a strategic position, it could become a battleground if a wrong position is taken. It is necessary to be aware of this,” Brig. Gen. Maung Maung said.