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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)
Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy
Through ASPI’s Myanmar Initiative, a group of experts recommended policy measures that the U.S. and other actors could take to advance the establishment of a sustainable democracy in Myanmar. more
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)

Just How Deep Do Myanmar's Changes Run?

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

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

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. more
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at Asia Society in New York on January 13, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)

Video: Rudd Sees 'Real Constituency for Change' in Burma

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says "until we have evidence that it's going to slide in the other direction" foreign nations need to open up to Burma. more
The Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. (Elsa Ruiz)

Photos: Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner

Guests at the black-tie event included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. more
Aung San Suu Kyi. (Drn/Getty Images)

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma 'on the Verge of a Breakthrough to Democracy'

The Burmese democracy icon was awarded the Global Vision Award at Asia Society's Awards Dinner Wednesday night in New York City. Click the headline to watch her video acceptance speech. more

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia's Person of the Year 2011 poll. more
Highlights: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson discuss the film The Lady (2011). (9 min., 56 sec.) (Photo: C. Bay Milin)
Love is Aung San Suu Kyi's Weapon of Mass Construction
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh on the making of 'The Lady' (2011) and the inspiration of Aung San Suu Kyi. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with 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)

Lintner: Here's Why 2011 Will Not be Seen as the 'Year of Change' in Burma

"As the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, the situation appears depressingly normal," writes Bertil Lintner. more
Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai writes that unlike in the past, female politicians in Asia today are increasingly entering politics on their own merits rather than relying on family ties. more