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Monday, March 23, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, has died. In this 2013 article, Editor-in-Chief Aung Zaw reflects on the enduring ties between Burma and Singapore.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The appearance of plainclothes vigilantes stirring tensions and aiding police in dispersing and arresting student protesters over the past few days has outraged many Burmese.

Friday, March 6, 2015

How will controversial Beijing-backed development projects, recent border conflict and expanding political and economic ties between Naypyitaw and the West continue to shape Sino-Burmese relations?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Burma’s Commander-in-Chief is no stranger to conflict near the China border. Did he foresee recent clashes that would kill dozens of his own men?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Peng Jiasheng, the Kokang leader heavily involved in the drug trade, was once a darling of the military government—now he’s on its most wanted list.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A high school reunion in Rangoon sparks memories of life lessons from the classroom and on the streets.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

There is no shortcut to a free and prosperous country, writes Irrawaddy founding editor Aung Zaw.

Monday, November 10, 2014

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

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.

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