Twenty six years ago, the Burma Army seized power after a crackdown on a democratic uprising. Two doctors recall how they treated numerous wounded protestors.
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.
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.
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
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
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),
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
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.
The author of ‘Who Killed Aung San?’ talks about his book as Burma prepares to mark 66 years since his assassination on Martyrs’ Day.
While traditional Buddhism urges its followers to seek peace of mind, a new brand of Buddhist nationalism strives to stir up anti-Muslim passions.
A cattle boy turned entrepreneur won over the Burmese people by fighting against Britain’s commercial monopoly.