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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call. more
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
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation. 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