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Tom Freston: A Historic Opportunity in Myanmar

Assessing investment opportunities in Myanmar, Tom Freston cites the need for transparent free markets, public and private investment, and "strong central leadership." more

'Now Is the Time' To Do Business in Myanmar

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin and Zaw Oo invites U.S. companies to do business in a transforming Myanmar. more
Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Official: 'Gold Rush' Is On in Myanmar

"The door for business opportunity has been closed for four decades," said Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin. "That door is now wide open. It's a gold rush." more

Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future (Complete)

Business and civil society leaders, government officials, and experts look at challenges and opportunities in Myanmar's ongoing reforms. more
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