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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C ) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2ndR) wait prior to a meeting on November 9, 2013, on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP/Getty Images)

Should the US Ease Sanctions on Iran? Myanmar Offers Some Lessons

There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar. more
A boat gently makes its way across the calm waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on October 3, 2013. (Myanmar Explorer/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Navigating Calm Waters in Myanmar

A boat gently makes its way across the calm waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on October 3, 2013. (Myanmar Explorer/Flickr) more
A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Praying in Solitude in Myanmar

A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr) more
Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the "Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future" program at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity." more

Tom Freston: A Historic Opportunity in Myanmar

Assessing investment opportunities in Myanmar, Tom Freston cites the need for transparent free markets, public and private investment, and "strong central leadership." more

'Now Is the Time' To Do Business in Myanmar

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin and Zaw Oo invites U.S. companies to do business in a transforming Myanmar. more
Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Official: 'Gold Rush' Is On in Myanmar

"The door for business opportunity has been closed for four decades," said Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin. "That door is now wide open. It's a gold rush." more

Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future (Complete)

Business and civil society leaders, government officials, and experts look at challenges and opportunities in Myanmar's ongoing reforms. more
Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar, home to thousands of temples, pagodas and monasteries built from the 9th to 13th centuries CE. (jmhullot/Flickr)

Rare Buddhist Art From Myanmar, Coming Soon to a Museum Near You

The New York Times reports on Asia Society's involvement in the "coming out" of Myanmar's little-seen early Buddhist art. more

A New Myanmar: What Investors Need to Know

Dane Chamorro, Asia-Pacific director for global risk analysis at Control Risks Group, discusses difficulties facing Myanmar as an emerging target for foreign investment. more