Columnnist

Aung Zaw

Founder and editor of the Irrawaddy Magazine

Founder and editor of the Irrawaddy Magazine

Aung Zaw
7 Dec 2016

Najib vs Suu Kyi

Malaysia's Prime Minister spoke out strongly against the Myanmar leader but he is not a human rights crusader. He is a politician accused of corruption.

7 Dec 2016 9
Najib vs Suu Kyi
6 Nov 2015

The poll is the future

Can Myanmar's election on Sunday drive genuine change? A leading editor says that for now, the answer depends on whether you're an optimist or a pessimist.

6 Nov 2015
26 Dec 2012

Can US military ties return generals to the barracks?

The Pentagon's decision to open up military ties with the Myanmar armed forces has come just weeks after US President Barack Obama visited the once-isolated nation.

26 Dec 2012 1
31 Jul 2012

Everyone loves having good neighbours

In the past two months, Thailand has received two prominent figures from its former pariah neighbour, Myanmar.

31 Jul 2012 1
7 Apr 2012

Who have emerged as the real by-election winners?

The victory of the main opposition National League for Democracy Party led by Aung San Suu Kyi should not come as a surprise despite some irregularities and the initial fear that the poll would not be free and fair.

7 Apr 2012