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National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections outside party headquarters on April 1, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Myanmar Elections Show 'Nascent Return' Of Opposition Politics

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio sees hope in Myanmar's parliamentary elections and calls on the U.S. to respond by easing sanctions. more

Peter Popham: Aung San Suu Kyi Always 'Knew What She Wanted'

On the eve of parliamentary elections, biographer Peter Popham discussed Aung San Suu Kyi's unconventional path to political leadership, and Myanmar's political future, at Asia Society New York. more

Peter Popham: The Aung San Suu Kyi No One Knows

Highlights from Aung San Suu Kyi biographer Peter Popham's talk at the Asia Society. more
Journalists at work in Hoi An, Vietnam. (Espen Faugstad/Flickr)

Oz Prize Finalists Talk War in Afghanistan, Reform in Myanmar, and Chinese Stocks

Asia Society's six finalists for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia give insights into their nominated reports. The winner will be announced next month. more

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