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What Would You Ask Myanmar President Thein Sein? #asktheinsein

President of Myanmar Thien Sein in Singapore, Jan 30, 2012. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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In 2011, a new, quasi-civilian government took power in Myanmar, and boldly began to implement democratic reforms which continue today. At the helm of this fluid and fragile transition is President Thein Sein, a former military brigadier general who served as Prime Minister in the previous military government led by Senior General Than Shwe.

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi Voices Support for Further Easing of US Sanctions

Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi answers questions from the audience following an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Policy

Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, presenting the first public remarks during her landmark 18-day trip to the United States. "The United States has stood firmly" on the side of democracy, she said. "And for that, I would like to thank all of you."

Expert: Clinton Tries to Dampen Fears of China 'Rivalry' in Southeast Asia Tour

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toasts Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh during the ASEAN Gala Dinner at City Hall in Phnom Penh on July 12, 2012. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)
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Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio tells media outlets that Hillary Clinton's focus in Southeast Asia shows the U.S. is interested in touting its non-military interests in the region.

Asia Society and USIP Further Burma-US Relations with Track II Dialogue

U.S. Special Rep. and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Derek Mitchell at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon on March 15, 2012. On June 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mitchell as the new U.S. Ambassador to Burma. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society, the Blue Moon Fund and the USIP convened representatives of the Myanmar Development Resources Institute, senior advisers to Burmese president Thein Sein and U.S. experts to discuss the transition from authoritarian rule in Burma.

Expert: Myanmar's Parliament Taking on 'Expansive Role' in Reform

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with Burmese President Thein Sein at the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma, on Dec. 1, 2011. (Flickr/U.S. Department of State)
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Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio discusses who is leading Myanmar’s reform process, the role of U.S. sanctions, and the challenges ahead.

Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Avoiding 'Sabotage' in Myanmar

Prime Minister of Myanmar Thein Sein addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28, 2009. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)
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Conservatives in Myanmar may push back against reforms, says U.S. diplomat Priscilla Clapp, and President Thein Sein will need to be a strong leader to rebuff them.

Myanmar Elections Show 'Nascent Return' Of Opposition Politics

National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections outside party headquarters on April 1, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio sees hope in Myanmar's parliamentary elections and calls on the U.S. to respond by easing sanctions.

Interview: Peter Popham on Profiling Aung San Suu Kyi, 'Warts and All'

Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters wearing a traditional costume as she leaves after her speech in Lashio, the northern Shan state, on March 17, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Journalist Peter Popham will discuss his new book The Lady and the Peacock, a major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, at Asia Society New York on March 28. Click the headline to read our interview.

Just How Deep Do Myanmar's Changes Run?

Aung San Suu Kyi (C) registers to run as a candidate in upcoming by-elections at the Thanlyin township election commission office on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 18, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Despite a stunning series of developments in recent weeks, some informed Burma watchers are counseling skepticism.

DiMaggio: U.S. Myanmar Changes 'Right Move at the Right Time'

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) poses recently at her offices in Yangon with Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio (R) and Asia Society Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp.
Policy

The United States has shown the government of Myanmar that it is ready to react quickly to concrete reforms, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.