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Peter Popham's New Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

The author of a major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi describes his prodigious research and explains why a "new approach" to his subject was needed. more
A Burmese worker hangs up freshly silkscreened National League for Democracy party (NLD) tshirt ahead of the parliamentary elections March 26, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

What You Need to Know About Myanmar's Upcoming Elections

"The world will be watching to see if the shift toward democracy in Myanmar is real," writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio. more
Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters wearing a traditional costume as she leaves after her speech in Lashio, the northern Shan state, on March 17, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Peter Popham on Profiling Aung San Suu Kyi, 'Warts and All'

Journalist Peter Popham will discuss his new book 'The Lady and the Peacock' at Asia Society New York on March 28. Click the headline to read our interview. more
Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo. more

Photo of the Day: Balloons over Bagan

The sun rises on the pagodas of Bagan, Burma on December 18, 2011, submitted by Charlie Costello. more

Photo of the Day: Angry Birds in Burma

Angry Birds are the dominant motif on balloons sold in a village on the outskirts of Yangon, Burma on February 20, 2012. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)

6 Things the US Should Do to Spur Change in Myanmar

Asia Society has released a new report — Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy — co-authored by Suzanne DiMaggio and Priscilla Clapp, formerly the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma. more

Asia Society Delegation Visits Myanmar (January 2012)

Photos from Asia Society's January 2012 visit to Myanmar. more
Aung San Suu Kyi (C) registers to run as a candidate in upcoming by-elections at the Thanlyin township election commission office on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 18, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Just How Deep Do Myanmar's Changes Run?

Despite a stunning series of developments in recent weeks, some informed Burma watchers are counseling skepticism. more
Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) poses recently at her offices in Yangon with Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio (R) and Asia Society Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp.

DiMaggio: U.S. Myanmar Changes 'Right Move at the Right Time'

The United States has shown the government of Myanmar that it is ready to react quickly to concrete reforms, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio. more