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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
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) after a meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon on November 19, 2012. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Visit for Myanmar's Thein Sein Historic, and Earned

In a show of just how far Myanmar has come, President Thein Sein — the unlikeliest of reformers — is in Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday. more

Video: What to Look for When Myanmar's Thein Sein Visits the White House

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations." more

Thein Sein at the White House: What to Look For

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations." more
L to R: Sara Eisen, Zaw Oo, Anoop Singh, and Suzanne DiMaggio at Asia Society New York on April 24, 2013.

Tiger Cub on the Irrawaddy: Managing Myanmar's Economic Growing Pains

Myanmar’s sudden reversal of years of diplomatic isolation has left leaders and investors around the world scrambling to adjust to the new status quo. more
Fluffy clouds float over lush green fields in Kalaw, Myanmar on March 27, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Verdant Striped Fields in Myanmar

Fluffy clouds float over lush green fields in Kalaw, Myanmar on March 27, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr) more
Three refugee children work together at the dump in Mae Sot, Thailand. The child on the left is just seven years old and recently received a pair of gumboots. (Jacques Maudy)

Photos: In Legal Limbo, Myanmar Refugees in Thailand Eke Out a Living at Trash Dump

Photographer Jacques Maudy documents the hardscrabble lives of Burmese refugees trapped in neighboring Thailand. more