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Actress and singer Jennie Kwan. (Jennie Kwan)

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power." more

Thura Shwe Mann: The Building of a Stable and Prosperous Myanmar (Complete)

Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Union Parliament and Lower House of Parliament of Myanmar discusses Myanmar's reform, the country's upcoming election, Western investment, and the building of a stable and prosperous country. more
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Myanmar Votes 2015: A Conversation With Thura Shwe Mann
Appearing in Washington, Thura Shwe Mann, speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament and possible presidential candidate, discussed Myanmar’s upcoming elections, which could be the most important in the country’s history. 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

When Societies Open: The Global Philanthropic Footprint of George Soros (Complete)

Open Society Foundations Chairman George Soros, in an hour-long conversation with Asia Society's Orville Schell, covers much of the globe and touches on politics, finance, philanthropy, and even philosophy. more
Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann talks to members of the media at the lower house in Naypyidaw on August 16, 2013. (Ye Aung Thu/Getty Images)

Myanmar Votes 2015: A Conversation with Thura Shwe Mann

Thura Shwe Mann, speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament and possible presidential candidate, will discuss the outlook for Myanmar’s elections this fall, which could be the most important in the country’s history. more
(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011. more

How Myanmar Has Become 'Intensely Political' Since 2011

Thant Myint-U and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's upcoming elections and the country's shifting political atmosphere. more

Discover Your Myanmar Zodiac Sign With Our New Online Tool

Are you a Dragon or a Guinea Pig? Is your planet Mars or Jupiter? And what does this all say about your personality? Use our interactive Myanmar astrology tool to find out. more

Myanmar's Moment: New Democracy at a Crossroads? (Complete)

Priscilla Clapp, Tom Freston, and Thant Myint-U discuss Myanmar's historic democratic transition, and whether reforms have stalled. more