U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
A publication recently launched by the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security summarized that a decision needs to be agreed on by both EAOs and the Tatmadaw.
Mar Lut was attempting to flee fighting between RCSS and joint TNLA/SSPP force
Some 2,000 residents of 7 villages sheltering in monasteries, churches as RCSS, SSPP fight over territory
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
Ethnic group says it will not let Tatmadaw use peace process to force one-sided disarmament
Some 750 IDPs from Mong Yin village are sheltering in Namtu town as RCSS clashes with joint TNLA/SSPP force
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
The Irrawaddy discusses the major developments and implications of the recently concluded third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
Negotiators agree to omit divisive discussions on autonomy, state constitutions and non-secession in order to make conference possible.
Shipment traced to Yangon-based trading company Nice Guy
Govt powerless to curb Tatmadaw’s efforts to block EAOs and thwart reform, according to new analysis.