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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

Photo of the Day: Balloons over Bagan

The sun rises on the pagodas of Bagan, Burma on December 18, 2011, submitted by Charlie Costello. more

Photo of the Day: Angry Birds in Burma

Angry Birds are the dominant motif on balloons sold in a village on the outskirts of Yangon, Burma on February 20, 2012. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)

6 Things the US Should Do to Spur Change in Myanmar

Asia Society has released a new report — Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy — co-authored by Suzanne DiMaggio and Priscilla Clapp, formerly the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma. more

Asia Society Delegation Visits Myanmar (January 2012)

Photos from Asia Society's January 2012 visit to Myanmar. more
Aung San Suu Kyi (C) registers to run as a candidate in upcoming by-elections at the Thanlyin township election commission office on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 18, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Just How Deep Do Myanmar's Changes Run?

Despite a stunning series of developments in recent weeks, some informed Burma watchers are counseling skepticism. more
Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) poses recently at her offices in Yangon with Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio (R) and Asia Society Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp.

DiMaggio: U.S. Myanmar Changes 'Right Move at the Right Time'

The United States has shown the government of Myanmar that it is ready to react quickly to concrete reforms, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio. more
Myanmar political prisoner Kyaw Min Yu (C), known as Jimmy, and his wife Ni Lar Thein (L) holding her child, both members of the 88 Generation student group, celebrate upon their arrival at Yangon international airport following their release from detention on January 13, 2012. Myanmar pardoned prominent dissidents, journalists and a former premier on January 13 under a major prisoner amnesty, intensifying a surprising series of reforms by the army-backed regime. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Desai: Myanmar Changes 'a Welcome Sign'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai reacts to a historic day of change in Myanmar. more
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at Asia Society in New York on January 13, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)

Video: Rudd Sees 'Real Constituency for Change' in Burma

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says "until we have evidence that it's going to slide in the other direction" foreign nations need to open up to Burma. more