Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects on Rakhine’s c
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
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.
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.
“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.
USDP and military representatives in Parliament have opposed the proportional breakdown of the proposed committee for amending Myanmar’s disputed Constitution.
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
During meetings with Ambassador Hong Liang, Kachin leaders felt he pressured them on westerns relations and Belt and Road Initiative projects.
Four locations simultaneously raided by at least 100 AA fighters; group says it captured 14 gov’t personnel.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
As projects of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor get started, a senior government official says loans from China will only be accepted on fair terms and with low-interest rates.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.