Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
This week, The Irrawaddy hears the youths’ perspective of the democratic transition and disappointments, they say, it has so far churned up.
Jim McNalis’ busts of dictators and democracy icons have seen him blacklisted from the country—and invited to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home
The case could have repercussions for hundreds of other protesters who have not yet been charged.
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
Increasingly out of touch with voters, the NLD’s failure to tackle economic issues and its own structural problems could force it into alliances with ethnic parties in the next e
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
In this commentary from November 2007, two months after the Saffron Revolution demonstrations, Kyaw Zwa Moe illuminates the power of hope in the country’s fight for democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how and when the military might be persuaded to relinquish its role in politics.
Critics see decision to air film on anniversary of coup as an attempt to legitimize its takeover—and as a warning that it could happen again.
The events of Sept. 18, 1988, and their bloody aftermath established a military presence in Myanmar’s political life that, three decades later, shows no signs of going away.
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.