There is no shortcut to a free and prosperous country, writes Irrawaddy founding editor Aung Zaw.
Before receiving US President Barack Obama, Burmese pundits welcome his administration’s decision to blacklist one of the ruling party’s most powerful and notorious lawmakers.
The killing of Aung Kyaw Naing in military custody in Mon State belies the government’s claim that “considerable progress” has been made on human rights.
The Saffron Revolution showcased Burma’s monks at their best, but that moral standing has been eroded by a manipulative old guard that still holds power.
A new book on the late prime minister and top general Soe Win provides a misleading account of his career in Burma’s former military regime.
As leader of the world’s sole superpower in tumultuous times, Barack Obama needs Burma as a foreign policy success story, but should it be?
US Secretary of State John Kerry faces difficult questions when he arrives in Burma this weekend amid negative media reports about backsliding on political reforms.
If Myanmar wants to move forward and beyond the religious violence that rocked Mandalay last month, it should look more deeply into its past.
Recent inter-communal violence is just the latest event to distract attention in Burma from the real problems the country should be tackling.
As Burma burns, the rest of the world continues to act as if it believes the country’s rulers are sincere about bringing democratic change.