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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 Look at Myanmar's Progress So Far

Experts discuss Myanmar's reforms, military, ethnic divisions, communal violence and China's role in the country at the launch of a new Asia Society paper on the newly democratized nation. more
Aung San Suu Kyiat the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on June 6, 2013. (Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum)

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Follow in the Footsteps of Walesa, Havel and Mandela?

It is altogether possible that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will soon follow a path similar to other remarkable dissenters-turned-rulers, writes Asia Society's Tom Nagorski. 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