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Burma/Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on December 8, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Drn /Getty Images)

Challenges Lie Ahead for Burma/Myanmar Leadership

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to Asia Society's 2010 Burma Policy Task Force and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on today's important announcement on Burma/Myanmar. more
US President Barack Obama speaks alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Indonesia on November 18, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)

Is This the Burmese Spring?

Hillary Clinton needs to press and prod Burma towards reform. more
An image from Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang's Magnum in Motion photo essay.

Taiwanese Artist Brings Burma, 'Land of Shadows,' to Light

Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang explores the paradox of Burmese society in a riveting photo essay. more

'Voices from Burma' (Complete)

A distinguished panel of writers, actors, dissidents and photojournalists reads from a powerful new anthology of first-person Burmese writings. more

'Voices from Burma' (Complete)

A distinguished panel of writers, actors, dissidents and photojournalists reads from a powerful new anthology of first-person Burmese writings. more
Nowhere to be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime, edited by Maggie Lemere and Zoe West.

Interview: Maggie Lemere and Zoe West on a 'Human Connection' to Burma

Maggie Lemere and Zoe West, editors of 'Nowhere To Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime,' discuss their book and the current situation in Burma. more
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) walks through a crowd of supporters and reporters as she arrives for celebrations of her 66th birthday at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on June 19, 2011. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

In Burma, Signs of Confrontation to Come

As Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to tour her country despite warnings from the hard-line government, a new confrontation may be brewing, says Asia Society Consultant Priscilla Clapp. more
Burma/Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a bouquet of flowers as she appears at the gate of her house after her release in Yangon (Rangoon) on November 13, 2010. The lakeside home had been her prison for most of the past two decades. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Security a 'Major Concern' as Aung San Suu Kyi Plans Burma Tour

Priscilla Clapp, Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on Suu Kyi's announcement and the prospects for real political change with the military junta still in power. more
Suzanne DiMaggio, Asia Society's VP of Global Policy Programs, says Derek Mitchell is a "very good choice". (5 min., 45 sec.)
Time Is Right For US Envoy to Burma
Suzanne DiMaggio, Asia Society's VP of Global Policy Programs, says every effort should be made to press for desperately needed reforms. more