After meeting with Mon civil leaders, the New Mon State Party suggests they are moving towards signing nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Presidential spokesman Zaw Htay says shutting down account used by Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army was ‘very positive move from China.’
Without truly ‘state-based’ dialogues to engage multiple stakeholders in the local context, ethnic enclaves will only be reinforced, writes Sai Latt.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the recent attacks in Laukkai as well as other developments in Burma’s peace process.
USIP report: Beijing’s official policy of non-interference is complicated by historic and economic ties in border regions.
The alliance of ethnic armed organizations says top leaders within the bloc have different views on how to proceed with the peace process.
A local mother and her 5-year-old daughter are killed, and two others injured, by artillery fire in latest clash in Kutkai Township.
The Irrawaddy revisits this 2016 article exploring interests at play in China’s ongoing involvement in Burma’s peace process.
Burma’s northern neighbor is eager to demonstrate the importance of its role in the country’s peace process.
Sun Guoxiang meets with Northern Alliance members and the United Wa State Army in Kunming, China to discuss the peace process.
Displaced populations along the Thailand-Burma border, including educated youth, continue to be sidelined, writes Leena Zieger.
Speaking at an International Women’s Day celebration, the state counselor says she wants 50 percent participation for women in Burma’s peace process.
Disagreements between the government, the military, and ethnic armed groups over the peace process help explain the MNDAA’s attack in Laukkai.
The govt remains open to meeting with UWSP chairman Bao Youxiang but it is unclear when, as there is so far no response from the party.
More caution toward the peace process is expected from the new command.