OPINION
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More Questions than Answers in Kokang Dilemma After more than two weeks of intense fighting between Kokang rebels and the Burma Army around Laukkai, a number of questions remain unanswered.

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Time to Stamp out Hate-Speech After yet more hate-filled invective from controversial Buddhist monk Wirathu, the government should show it is serious about tackling all forms of incitement to hatred.

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Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday: Repression Redux in Burma A violent crackdown in Rangoon and an Irrawaddy journalist’s near-detention conjure images reminiscent of similar repression in 2007 and 1988 under the former military junta.

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Junta-Era Thugs Are Back on the Streets 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.

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Living Next Door to China 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?

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Min Aung Hlaing’s Putsch 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?

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A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma The new student protest movement marks the first national grassroots movement in 25 years that stands outside the established opposition.

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As Myanmar Weighs Electoral Prospects, Delhi Poll Offers Cautionary Tale The results of an election this month in the Indian capital shows how electoral systems can grossly misrepresent voter sentiment.

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Education Reform: Towards an Inclusive Approach As parliament prepares to mull amendments to the National Education Law, The Irrawaddy contributor Khin Hnin Soe argues for an inclusive, bottom-up approach to reform.

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Where Will the Line be Drawn?