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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
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
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

Christiane Amanpour: Up Close with Thein Sein

The CNN journalist offers an inside take on her exclusive interview with Myanmar President Thein Sein in Washington, D.C. more
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) after a meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon on November 19, 2012. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Visit for Myanmar's Thein Sein Historic, and Earned

In a show of just how far Myanmar has come, President Thein Sein — the unlikeliest of reformers — is in Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday. more

Video: What to Look for When Myanmar's Thein Sein Visits the White House

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations." more

Thein Sein at the White House: What to Look For

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations." 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