If the international community wants to help achieve democracy, it will support independent journalists, not the “new and improved” state media.
Do Burmese people really understand the meaning of compassion? Not according to a Buddhist monk who helped to lead Cyclone Nargis relief efforts.
Six years ago, Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta, killing at least 138,000 people and displacing many more. This commentary—first published by The Irrawaddy on
On the sixth anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, Burma’s worst-ever natural disaster, The Irrawaddy republishes a comment from May 2008 that argued for US aid intervention.
The Czech Republic’s former foreign affairs minister shares his views on Burma’s reform process and explains his country’s reasons for supporting pro-democracy movements.
Self-deception is a way of life in this country, and it’s up to all of us to find the courage to finally tell the truth.
U Khin Nyunt and his former MI minions deserve to face justice for their crimes against Myanmar society.
During the dark days of repression in Burma, the military regime’s control over the lives of political prisoners often extended as far as their graves.
In this cover story first appeared in Oct, 2007 print issue of The Irrawaddy Magazine, Kyaw Zwa Moe, the editor of the magazine (English edition),
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
The September 2007 uprising was a struggle between the sons of Buddha and the forces of darkness and repression. In the struggle for democracy, hope
In this article first appeared in July, 2006 print issue of The Irrawaddy Magazine, Kyaw Zwa Moe, the editor of the magazine (English edition), writes
After many decades of conflict between Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups, the government is set to begin fast-tracking the peace process.
Min Ko Naing, a leader of the 1988 uprising against military rule, explains what he’s doing 25 years later to push for national reconciliation.
Twenty five years ago, Burma’s pro-democracy 8888 Uprising was brutally crushed. Two doctors recall how they labored to save the lives of numerous wounded protestors.