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Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi in Pathein, 2012. (Geoffrey Hiller)

Interview: Photographer Documents Hopes and Concerns of a Myanmar in Transition

Geoffrey Hiller has been documenting the people of Myanmar since 1987, capturing a nation gradually re-opening to the world. more
Myanmar president Thein Sein (L) and legislator Aung San Suu Kyi (R) speaking at Asia Society events in 2012. (Kenji Takigami/Joshua Roberts)

Myanmar's Moment: New Democracy at a Crossroads?

The Asia Society Policy Institute presents an expert panel discussion on Myanmar’s political and economic transition and the opportunities and challenges ahead for the country. more
Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition. more
Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar." more
Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a gathering of supporters at her residential compound in Yangon, Burma on January 4, 1997. (David Van Der Veen/AFP/Getty Images)

Remembering Burma, and Suu Kyi, a Quarter-Century Later

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski reflects on a long-ago visit with Myanmar's indomitable opposition leader. more
Rush hour traffic moves near by the Sule Pagoda at dusk December 14, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Sustaining Myanmar's Transition: Ten Critical Challenges

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio lists the challenges facing Myanmar's leadership if it is to sustain the reform process. more
Aung San Suu Kyiat the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on June 6, 2013. (Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum)

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

It is altogether possible that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will soon follow a path similar to other remarkable dissenters-turned-rulers, writes Asia Society's Tom Nagorski. more
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, where she declared her intention to run for president, at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw on June 6, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Aung San Suu Kyi for President in 2015?

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio parses Aung San Suu Kyi's announcement that she intends to run for president of Myanmar if the country's constitution allows it. more
Three refugee children work together at the dump in Mae Sot, Thailand. The child on the left is just seven years old and recently received a pair of gumboots. (Jacques Maudy)

Photos: In Legal Limbo, Myanmar Refugees in Thailand Eke Out a Living at Trash Dump

Photographer Jacques Maudy documents the hardscrabble lives of Burmese refugees trapped in neighboring Thailand. more
Girls attending school in Afghanistan. (Asian Development Bank/flickr)

Asia Must 'Seize the Momentum' of International Women's Day

In the fast-changing Asia-Pacific region, dramatic improvements in women's rights have taken place. But many challenges still remain. more