OPINION
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Please, General, Keep Your Promise Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has promised the military will abide by the results of the election. The nation can’t afford otherwise.

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It’s Time for the NLD to Reciprocate the Public’s Faith Whatever slender hopes Aung San Suu Kyi had of maneuvering her way into the presidency are dashed. What now?

Commentary
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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?

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Unity Falters as Ethnic Groups Mull Peace Prospects Ethnic armed groups negotiating a nationwide ceasefire with Burma’s government since 2013 have largely presented a united front, but divisions are growing.

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Shadows of the Past in Shwe Mann’s Sudden Fall from Grace 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.

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In Burma, a House Divided Against Itself The opposition National League for Democracy’s handling of candidate selections for Burma’s upcoming general election risks fracturing the country’s democracy movement.

contributor
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The sudden ouster of Shwe Mann from Burma’s ruling party reconfirmed that the military is not about to relinquish power, writes Bertil Lintner.

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As prospects for a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement loom large, the question of what will happen in the aftermath of an accord becomes ever more important.

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Fukuyama’s Flawed Take on Burma Contributing writer Jared Naimark challenges neoliberal recommendations made by political theorist Francis Fukuyama during a recent interview with The Irrawaddy.

Cartoon
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It’s a Lion Eat Lion World Out There