A harsh sentence handed down to journalists for reporting on an alleged chemical weapons factory serves as a reminder that Burma is still an “enemy
After three years of war, fighting continues and recently distrust between the sides deepened. Both sides should build up trust and resume negotiations in earnest.
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.
Exactly 26 years ago the military seized power, and to this day former and active generals control the pace and extent of Burma’s democratic reforms.
After investigating a secret business deal between Rangoon’s chief minister and two relatively unknown Chinese cronies, The Irrawaddy finds itself on a new “blacklist.”
A new book on the late prime minister and top general Soe Win provides a misleading account of his career in Burma’s former military regime.
The cancellation of by-elections slated for later this year is an ominous sign from an election commission chairman whose independence was already suspect.
By pursuing national causes ranging from land rights to ethnic reconciliation, Burma’s university student unions have lost sight of their primary purpose: ensuring students’ rights.
While the Berlin Wall is long gone, barriers erected by Burma’s former military junta continue to impede the country’s progress toward genuine democratic governance.