Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Sun Guoxiang meets leaders of AA, KIA, other non-NCA groups in Laiza, tells them Beijing seeks border stability
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
President’s Office says Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army met in Bangladesh last year; Rakhine ethnic army (AA) rejects claim
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
Armed group repeats its hope that informal talks can get stalled peace process back on track
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the formation of the DKBA, The Irrawaddy interviews Gen. Saw Mo Shay, commander-in-chief of the ethnic Karen armed group.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA
Given Beijing’s increasing role in Myanmar’s development, the Tatmadaw’s newfound openness to talks is not such a surprise.
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.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
Organization claims project in northern Karen State has a military purpose
Standing Committee statement repeats objection to Tatmadaw’s “new” conditions for implementing the NCA