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A Tradition Revived, and a Cartoonist Remembered

Saturday, November 12, 2011
The revival of an annual cartoon exhibition in Rangoon brings back fond memories of Ba Gyan, an artist revered for his ability to skewer politicians with his pen.

The Eye of the Storm

Friday, October 7, 2011
A meeting between Thein Sein and Suu Kyi brought a ray of political sunshine to Burma, but will the winds of change blow strong enough to sweep away the dark clouds of repression that still swirl around the country?

Burma’s Puppet Show

Friday, February 4, 2011
Burma's Parliament has finally chosen its president and vice-presidents, but Snr-Gen Than Shwe is still the one in charge of this puppet show.

‘The Lady’ Lies in Wait

Thursday, October 28, 2010
AUNG ZAW examines whether Aung San Suu Kyi will be able to retain the same political clout she has had in the past and looks at the issues she will face if released from house detention.

War or Peace?

Thursday, October 28, 2010
The junta has acquired helicopters capable of carrying out counter-insurgency operations and armed ethnic groups are preparing for a post-election attack, reports AUNG ZAW.

The Emperor Looks to The Future

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Than Shwe leaves nothing to chance as he prepares for his exit, writes AUNG ZAW.

Chaos in Thailand

Saturday, May 1, 2010
In an examination of Thailand's current political crisis, AUNG ZAW sees little cause for optimism—and makes some comparisons with possible future events in Burma.

The Simple Soldier

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
AUNG ZAW examines the undistinguished military career of Snr-Gen Than Shwe, Burma's absolute ruler.

Selection Time Precedes Election Time in Burma

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Preparations for the 2010 election include selection of the generals Than Shwe needs to ensure a “safe passage” into retirement.

Playing with Superpowers

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Burma’s generals have a history of juggling relations with Washington and Beijing, writes AUNG ZAW.

Peng Jiasheng’s Fall from Grace

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Peng Jiasheng, the Kokang leader heavily involved in the drug trade, was once a darling of the military government—now he’s on its most wanted list.

Wa: The Regime’s Next Target?

Friday, September 4, 2009
After capturing the Kokang capital with relative ease, the question on everybody’s lips is: will the Burmese military regime now go after the Wa army?

China’s Troublesome Little Brother

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Behind displays of friendship, Beijing is showing signs that it is losing patience with Burma’s politically inept ruling generals, writes AUNG ZAW.

No Turning Back

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Burma’s rulers would like to return to the good old days of friendly ties with Washington, but that won’t happen unless they make significant changes, writes AUNG ZAW.

Behind the Scenes of Webb’s Visit

Sunday, August 16, 2009
The surprise release of John Yettaw to a US senator reportedly follows private talks between the US and Burmese officials and draws mixed reactions from opposition groups.

Suu Kyi Remains Upbeat Says Her Lawyer

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Speaking exclusively to The Irrawaddy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer Kyi Wynn says she is upbeat and cheerful in the face of her recent conviction.

Verdict on Hold

Friday, July 31, 2009
Are the generals playing for time in the face of domestic and international pressure?

Full Steam Ahead

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Aung Zaw looks at Burma’s plan to expand its “blue water” fleet.

Reaching for the Sky

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Aung Zaw says the tatmadaw lacks trained pilots and air-to-air combat experience, but its goal is to launch a modern air force.

Burma’s Missile Dream

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Naypyidaw appears to be intent on setting up a missile defense system to deter potential enemies, Aung Zaw writes.

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