Calling the Rohingya crisis an ‘internal conflict’, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tells the ICJ the military’s actions in Rakhine do not meet the legal definition of genocide.
AA leader warns India-backed Kaladan project and others it will start collecting ‘taxes’ in parts of Rakhine, Chin states; those who fail to pay will be ‘destroyed’.
Defending Myanmar against genocide charges in The Hague, the State Counselor finds herself in a position she could not have imagined just a few years ago.
Locals not fully consulted on impacts of China’s BRI rail project in northern Shan State, says the Heartland Foundation, a Shan State-based environmental watchdog.
The Tatmadaw’s display of a haul of Chinese-made weapons seized from the TNLA sends a pointed signal to Beijing that it’s time to stop adding fuel to the rebel fire.
Court martial of soldiers accused of violating military’s rules of engagement in Aug. 2017 clash with ARSA in northern Rakhine State’s Gutar Pyin Village begins Tuesday.
The worsening war has left the NLD and ANP relatively powerless in Rakhine. So why should the millions who voted for them be expected to have any faith in democracy?
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes to see peace achieved in her lifetime during visit to Shan State’s capital.
Myanmar is right to worry about Beijing’s influence, but China-bashing isn’t the answer. The message to China—and to all—should be clear: Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty.
This week, The Irrawaddy looks at the challenge of plotting Myanmar’s course towards constitutional reform, with lawyer U Kyee Myint and political activist Ko Mya Aye.
Many of China’s BRI plans are repackaged versions of previously shelved projects driven by the Yunnan provincial government and Chinese state firms, a new study finds.
Kachin villagers fled their farms due to clashes between the army and KIA over amber; to feed their families, they must now risk death to illegally mine the material.
Zau Seng, a Kachin medic and cameraman working with the US-based Free Burma Rangers relief group in Syria, is killed in a mortar strike by Turkish-backed forces.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presents democracy as a moral value, author Michal Lubina argues in his analysis of the State Counselor’s political thought.
This week, The Irrawaddy looks at the anniversary of Myanmar’s landmark ceasefire with Karen National Union representative Mahn Nyein Maung and analyst U Maung Maung Soe.