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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The infamous political purges of Burma’s junta-era were recalled on Wednesday night, as parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann was purged from the ruling party.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

With Aung San Suu Kyi visiting China, this story from 2013 looks at the changing dynamics of Naypyidaw’s relationship with Beijing and the wider world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Suu Kyi has taken on a variety of roles in decades past, but it’s the popular political figure—not the face of democracy—that Beijing wants to

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine State have long existed, stoked by a complex legacy dating back to British colonial rule.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Numerous critics have expressed concern about five development projects in the vicinity of the country’s most famous religious icon. Planning reform in Rangoon is long

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A recent photograph on social media is the latest source of speculation over former junta leader Than Shwe.

Monday, May 4, 2015

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, The Irrawaddy looks back at reporter Par Gyi, who was shot dead in military custody late last year.

Friday, April 24, 2015

With news that prominent tycoon Win Aung has been removed from the US sanctions list, The Irrawaddy looks back at the efforts of other business

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Burmese activists were outraged to learn last week that the government entered into a year-long public relations contract with a Washington-based lobbying firm worth US$840,000.

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