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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.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
Current AffairsPolicy

In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity."

Photos: Stars Come Out for Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week Gala

L to R: Shu Pei, Martha Hunt, Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda, and Michelle Harper at Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Joe Schildhorn/

Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala was the place to be Monday night as some of the biggest names in fashion, arts and business flocked to The Pierre in New York City for the exclusive black-tie event featuring honorary chair Jason Wu.