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Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi hold posters bearing her image as they listen to her speak during a campaign rally for the National League for Democracy in Yangon on November 1, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Podcast: Myanmar's Road to Democracy

In the fourth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we trace how the Southeast Asian nation went from five decades of hardline military rule to free elections, and explore what could lie ahead. more
People walk past a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar on November 13, 2015. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)

Myanmar as a Democracy: What's Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi's Majority Party?

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered a briefing on the outcomes and implications of Myanmar’s national election as part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect series. more
Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain. more
Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) greets Aung San Suu Kyi before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)

#TBT: In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi Embraces Hillary Clinton

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. more
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
Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski. 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