Thein Sein has played the game well, guiding a “reform” process that keeps the establishment powers on side. Will this count in his favor post-November?
The opposition National League for Democracy’s handling of candidate selections for Burma’s upcoming general election risks fracturing the country’s democracy movement.
Burma’s upcoming election must be different, in that unlike the country’s previous two nationwide votes, it must respect the will of the people.
The president’s decision to terminate the controversial highrise projects near Shwedagon Pagoda offered relief for many Burmese who treasure their cultural heritage.
Burma’s leaders would do well to pick up a copy of reggae artist Saw Poe Kwar’s newest album, a musical manifesto in defense of love.
A towering pagoda dwarfs a monument celebrating the sense of national unity enshrined in the Panglong Agreement, but the story doesn’t end there.
One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.
Rhetoric around the brotherly bond between Myanmar and China masks recurrent tensions.
Tamalar Paw and Thar Doh are desperate to see peace in their ethnic Karen State—more so, they say, than those tasked with achieving it.
Burma’s government has resown a seed of hatred between itself and the nation’s students by brutally cracking down on protestors demanding education reform.