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.
The former military junta chief urged ethnic Pa-O leaders to abandon their old faith in karma and devote themselves to building roads and educating their children.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
Ruling party delegations are beating a path to Beijing’s door as Chinese Communist Party hosts ‘goodwill’ and ‘training’ visits and fosters party-to-party ties
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
Lawmakers to make decision next week after this week’s briefing by int’l cooperation minister
Beijing’s aggressive approach could see it grab most of the benefit of reforms.
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn