With the UWSA in the news over their helicopter purchase, we revisit this 2017 article on the Wa, who have never been fully controlled by any central Myanmar authority.
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.
“We want to get our own independence. The Naga [people] will fight until their last breath,” said the NSCN-K public relations officer.
Khu Kyu Peh Kay was arrested in Hpruso Township on Sunday while the five others have been described as absconders of the law by police.
Ethnic leaders welcome move but voice disappointment that Mon teachers will not be full-time, salaried employees.
Karen Women Organization head Naw K’nyaw Paw discusses her work and her remaining goals after becoming the 3rd Myanmar recipient of the International Women of Courage Award.
The Irrawaddy’s photographer Myo Min Soe captures life inside the Wa capital of Panghsang, and finds development, order and unyielding Chinese influence.
With EAOs and the government at a standstill in peace negotiations, what is the best way forward for Myanmar?
Locals suspect the mine was left there unexploded since skirmishes between the military and TNLA troops last year.
The development of the Wa capital Panghsang symbolizes the UWSA’s transformation into a force to be reckoned with, militarily and politically.
In the past 2 years the UWSA has acquired a formidable military and become increasingly bold in asserting its claims of statehood.
As the State Counselor prepares to discuss infrastructure plans with the Chinese president, The Irrawaddy collects its recent reporting on the controversial hydropower project.
Armed group says it attacked police regiment because Tatmadaw is using it to shell mountains near the town; captain among those killed.