As the election draws closer, it is telling that the country’s powerful military chief looms larger over the campaign than the president. The front page
Today, The Irrawaddy launches its 2015 election website, with its Burmese companion to also go live in the coming weeks. We’re calling it Burma Votes
Government office building No. 37 in Naypyidaw was reportedly once at the center of plans for a Than Shwe-led council to oversee the country’s transition.
A look back at the legacy of the 2007 Saffron Uprising.
The close relationship between U Nu and Israel’s former PM David Ben-Gurion marked a high-point in Israel-Burma ties that have since been left to drift.
RANGOON — In considering what comes next after Burma’s looming general election, Aung San Suu Kyi may well look back to her party’s annulled first
The durability of the Burmese military establishment can be explained in reference to several key bulwarks. In military parlance, these might be referred to as
Ringed by police and army checkpoints, Aung Mingalar in Sittwe is a stark ongoing reminder of the deadly communal violence that rocked Arakan State in
Asean members are still struggling to surrender any political sovereignty, the key to becoming the powerhouse regional community they say they want to be.