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National League for Democracy supporters cheer as they parade ahead of the parliamentary elections in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Eyeing New Press Freedoms Next Door, China's Netizens Develop 'Myanmar Envy'

When Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to the United States in September, Chinese netizens were watching closely. more
A Kachin tribe woman listens to Aung San Suu Kyi in the town of Moe Kaung on February 23, 2012. (Soe Than Win/Getty Images)

The 'Visionary' Women Critical to a Unified Myanmar

Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar. more
Myanmar President Thein Sein answers questions from moderator Suzanne DiMaggio (L) at Asia Society in New York,  Sept. 27, 2012. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

Myanmar President Thein Sein: No Reversal to Democratic Transition [Video]

In a landmark appearance on Thursday at Asia Society in New York, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible. more

Thein Sein: Toward a Viable Democracy (Complete)

Myanmar President Thein Sein expresses his commitment to democratic reform and a "harmonious society." more
Fishermen at work on the Inle Lake in Shan State, Myanmar on January 7, 2008. (immu/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Fishermen Afloat in Myanmar

Fishermen at work on the Inle Lake in Shan State, Myanmar on January 7, 2008. (immu/Flickr) more
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra addresses the crowd at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Thai Prime Minister: 'Woman's Touch' Needed in South China Sea Dispute

Yingluck Shinawatra said her government will "make every effort to help build trust and confidence" among parties in the South China Sea disputes in a speech at Asia Society in New York. more
Burton Levin, former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, addresses Asia Society Hong Kong on September 20, 2012.

Former US Ambassador to Myanmar on Thein Sein's 'Totally Different Course'

Burton Levin, who represented the U.S. in the Southeast Asian nation from 1987 to 1990, discussed the current political situation in Myanmar recently at Asia Society in Hong Kong. more

Burton Levin: 'The Vague Hope' for the Future of Myanmar

Burton Levin, former Ambassador to Myanmar, speaks about the state of affairs in Myanmar and the cautious optimism for life after military rule. more
President of Myanmar Thien Sein in Singapore, Jan 30, 2012. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

What Would You Ask Myanmar President Thein Sein? #asktheinsein

Myanmar's President will be at Asia Society NY Sept 27, what questions would you like him to answer? more

Aung San Suu Kyi: No Need to 'Cling' to Sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks out in favor of easing economic sanctions against Myanmar. more