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August 2017

KNU Leaders Urge Youth to Maintain Tradition

By Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy | August 13, 2017 Papun Township, KAREN STATE — On Saturday, ethnic Karen in their colorful, traditional attire joined the commemoration of the 67th Karen Martyrs’ Day, the day [...]

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July 2017

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Prospects For Peace Are Not Good’

The Irrawaddy | July 29, 2017 Ye Ni: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we discuss the latest developments in Shan and Kachin states and their impacts on politics and the country’s peace process. The Irrawaddy [...]

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June 2017

Burma: A Reality Check

Roland Watson / Dictator Watch | June 11, 2017 Burma has now had its third peace conference. The first, in January 2016, was organized by former President Thein Sein, who to this day is also [...]

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Six-Year Battle With No End in Sight

By Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy | June 9, 2017 RANGOON — Since September 2011 to date, fighting has been on and off in Kachin Independence Army (KIA)-controlled areas in northern and northeastern Burma, particularly [...]

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May 2017

Jump-Starting the Stalled Peace Process

Sai Wansai | May 4, 2017 Is Revitalization of the 1961 Federal Amendment Proposal the Way to Go? Introduction: The Contemporary Impasse With the Union Peace Conference, known as the “21st Century Panglong”, rescheduled to [...]

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The Life of a Kachin Soldier

By Steve Tickner | Frontier Despite recent fighting around Laiza, morale remains upbeat for the KIA soldiers on the frontline – but many still dream of returning to a normal life when the guns of [...]

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April 2017

Rivers That Fuel Armed Conflict in Kachinland?

By Lama La Rip / Kachinland News | April 10, 2017 Needless to mention that water is a source of life for human being and all life forms, and it is in fact a universal [...]

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