The Asia program manager of Child Soldiers International discusses Burma’s progress, and shortcomings, in a campaign to end underage recruitment into the country’s armed forces.
Dr. Sid Naing discusses whether prostitution should be legalized in Burma, and describes how Burmese culture has at times been an obstacle to sex education.
American economist Lex Reiffel says Burma should not seek to imitate its neighbors, but find its own way to development.
The Netherlands Foreign Trade Minister visits Burma together with representatives of Heineken, Unilever and Philips. She discusses responsible Dutch investment and Burma’s democratic transition.
Monique Wilson, a Filipina actress-turned-activist, talks about Burma’s ‘amazing’ women activists and her own role in a global campaign to stop violence against women.
Lt-Gen Myint Soe, a commander overseeing the government army’s Kachin State operations, discusses prospects for achieving peace with Burma’s armed ethnic groups.
Burma’s entrant to the Miss Grand International beauty contest in Bangkok next week used to represent her country in a different field.
As the situation along Myanmar’s borders changes, Dr. Cynthia Maung sits down with The Irrawaddy to discuss the future plans of the Mae Tao Clinic.
The chairman of the Thilawa SEZ management committee offers more details about the project, which is set to begin next month.
In an exclusive interview conducted during his official visit to Thailand in late September, Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann detailed his transformation under Burma’s reforms.
An independent education consultant in Rangoon explains how he is helping Burma’s government lay the groundwork to overhaul the country’s public school system.
The chief minister in Burma’s north explains how he contributes to the peace process, which stakeholders benefit from logging, and what’s being done to curb drug use.
In increasingly congested Rangoon, winning the affections of the public as a traffic cop is not easy, but Khin Myint Maung is doing just that.
Yan Naing, a video journalist at the Democratic Voice of Burma tells of capturing the shooting of Kenji Nagai during the September 2007 crackdown.
After attending two rounds of ceasefire negotiations between Burma’s government and Kachin rebels, Special UN envoy Vijay Nambiar talks about Kachin State’s peace prospects.
U Thant Myint-U, chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust, discusses the challenges that Yangon faces as it tries to avoid the development pitfalls of other major Asian cities.
The minister for immigration and population tells The Irrawaddy about his role in the peace process, census efforts and the improvement of Burmese ID cards.
National League for Democracy MP Phyu Phyu Thin speaks about the barriers still keeping women out of Burmese political life.
The deputy head of Rangoon’s urban planning department talks about his vision for the future of Burma’s biggest city.
The first Burmese woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in more than half a century explains how she overcame her shyness to take the stage.