Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Myanmar's democracy icon appeared in Washington to signal a major political shift.
Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."
In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.
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