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Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Navigating Calm Waters in Myanmar

A boat gently makes its way across the calm waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on October 3, 2013. (Myanmar Explorer/Flickr)
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A boat gently makes its way across the calm waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on October 3, 2013. (Myanmar Explorer/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Praying in Solitude in Myanmar

A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)
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A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the
Business

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity."

Rare Buddhist Art From Myanmar, Coming Soon to a Museum Near You

Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar, home to thousands of temples, pagodas and monasteries built from the 9th to 13th centuries CE. (jmhullot/Flickr)
Arts

The New York Times reports on Asia Society's involvement in the "coming out" of Myanmar's little-seen early Buddhist art.

Video: Three Challenges to Doing Business in Myanmar

Dane Chamorro, Southeast Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Business

"We shouldn't lose sight of the magnitude of what a country with fairly limited trained human resources is trying to attempt," Control Risks' Dane Chamorro said. "They are attempting systematic political and economic reform simultaneously."

Photo of the Day: A Balancing Act in Myanmar

A fisherman balances precariously while rowing with his legs in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar on May  9, 2013. (Fabio/Flickr)
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A fisherman balances precariously while rowing with his legs in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar on May 9, 2013. (Fabio/Flickr)

Sustaining Myanmar's Transition: Ten Critical Challenges

Rush hour traffic moves near by the Sule Pagoda at dusk December 14, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Myanmar's leaders face a range of challenges that will test their capacity and threaten the durability of the country's transition. Asia Society report launch event on Wednesday, June 26.

Myanmar: Whose Reforms?

Locals ride motorcycles past a billboard for the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, held this year in Myanmar's capital city of Naypyidaw, on June 3, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

What's next for Myanmar? Young activists assess some of the challenges the country faces in the next phase of its reform process.

Photo of the Day: Traditional Face Painting in Myanmar

A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
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A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)