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Aung San Suu Kyi: 'What We Want Is a Truly Democratic Country'

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The iconic Nobel laureate addressed Asia Society for the first time as Myanmar's most powerful official.

Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. Visit: An Explainer

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference after her visit to the International Labour Conference, Palais des Nations on June 14, 2012. (Violaine Martin/UN Geneva/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman explains the backdrop of Myanmar's most influential leader's trip to the United States.

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Celebrated Buddhist Temple Complex

Collapsed walls surround an ancient pagoda after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. (Soe Moe Ang/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 6.8-magnitude quake killed three and destroyed temples in Bagan, one of the Southeast Asian country's most important tourist areas.

The Atlantic's Alex Wagner: Diversity More Than Just 'Ticking a Box'

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Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist discusses her Asian American background, the resonance of the immigration story, and why the media isn't to blame for Donald Trump.

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call.

Interview: Padma Lakshmi

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The model, actress, and television host talks about the healing powers of food — and what Asian foods we should all be eating.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

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Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

Podcast: Myanmar's Road to Democracy

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi hold posters bearing her image as they listen to her speak during a campaign rally for the National League for Democracy in Yangon on November 1, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the fourth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we trace how the Southeast Asian nation went from five decades of hardline military rule to free elections, and explore what could lie ahead.

Photo of the Day: Stomping on the Laundry in Myanmar

A woman uses her feet to stomp on and clean a giant bucket of laundry in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)

A woman uses her feet to stomp on and clean a giant bucket of laundry in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)