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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
Suzanne DiMaggio

Video: 'Timing Seems Right' for US Special Envoy to Burma

Suzanne DiMaggio, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs, reacts to reports that say the United States is preparing to name Derek Mitchell as the country's Special Envoy to Burma (Myanmar). more
Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Suu Kyi's Party Urges West to Keep Myanmar Sanctions

Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her party, Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD), call for the continuation of Western sanctions against the country. more

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People visit the Shwedagon Paya on December 05, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar. more
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Can the World's Democracies Bring Change to Burma?
As India’s economic power has increased, its inclination to exercise any corresponding moral authority has proportionately decreased, writes Mira Kamdar. more
Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In Burma, Opportunity for US
With Aung San Suu Kyi now free, the US should prepare for active engagement, argues AS Burma expert. more