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Can Aung San Suu Kyi Follow in the Footsteps of Walesa, Havel and Mandela?

Aung San Suu Kyiat the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on June 6, 2013. (Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum)

It is altogether possible that Aung San Suu Kyi will soon march in the footsteps of other remarkable dissenters-turned-rulers, writes Asia Society's Tom Nagorski.

Video: Orville Schell on the Upcoming Obama-Xi Presidential Summit in California

Orville Schell

As Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama prepare for their "casual" summit June 7-8 in California, we asked Orville Schell, director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, why this particular meeting is so important.

At Upcoming Obama-Xi Summit, Don't Expect 'Deliverables'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg and Asia Society Associate Fellow Susan Shirk offer their thoughts on the June 7-8 meeting in California.

Video: Election Ushers in 'New Model' of Democracy for Pakistan


Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system.

Video: Evan Osnos on the 'High Bar' of the New 'Chinese Dream'

Evan Osnos. (World Economic Forum/Adam Nadel/Flickr)

The New Yorker's China correspondent on the meaning behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's political slogan, and the obstacles in its way.

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Video: 'Artful Recluse' Showcases Chinese Painting and Poetry of a Turbulent Time


Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores the concept of reclusion in Chinese art shaped by political and social changes in China during the 17th century.

To Be 'All In' on Asia, US Must Manage Crises and Leverage New Opportunities

Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

With confirmation that the United States is serious about its "rebalancing toward Asia," Matt Stumpf offers ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.

Donilon: US Not 'Containing China' or Dictating Terms With Asia Rebalance

United States National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.