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Thursday, July 3, 2014

If the international community wants to help achieve democracy, it will support independent journalists, not the “new and improved” state media.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Do Burmese people really understand the meaning of compassion? Not according to a Buddhist monk who helped to lead Cyclone Nargis relief efforts.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

Monday, May 5, 2014

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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

U Khin Nyunt and his former MI minions deserve to face justice for their crimes against Myanmar society.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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.

Monday, September 30, 2013

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),

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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

Monday, September 9, 2013

After many decades of conflict between Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups, the government is set to begin fast-tracking the peace process.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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.

Monday, August 5, 2013

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.

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