Policy Institute Myanmar

Since 2009, ASPI has sought to strengthen relations between Myanmar and the outside world and support Myanmar’s economic and political development. ASPI’s initial work produced policy recommendations for the U.S. to advance Myanmar's reform process in a phased process. ASPI also worked to convene informal dialogues among experts and former policymakers from the U.S. and Myanmar, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations and supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition.

Today, through analysis and recommendations papers, public events, strategic dialogues, and expert commentary, ASPI continues to support the strengthening of Myanmar’s economic development and democratic institutions, as well as advocate for increased engagement with the United States and multilateral institutions. ASPI has published multiple reports for policymakers and hosted seminal discussions with Myanmar’s leaders including then President Thein Sein and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Reports

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Asia Briefing: Myanmar Up Close
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Derek Mitchell and Debra Eisenman discuss the country's ongoing challenges.
How ASEAN Helped Myanmar Democratize
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 /  New York
Kishore Mahbubani argues that the engagement by ASEAN was crucial in facilitating Myanmar's move from military to civilian rule.
Australian FM: Aung San Suu Kyi 'Can't Be Blamed' for Rohingya Crisis
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 /  New York
Julie Bishop says that Myanmar's iconic leader does not have the political power to prevent the military from carrying out its ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State.
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An extraordinary collection of experts discusses what the new administration should do in Asia.
Aung San Suu Kyi: 'Human Rights Are Human Needs'
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 /  New York
The Myanmar leader and iconic Nobel laureate discusses human rights at Asia Society in New York.
An Address by Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Complete)
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The iconic Nobel laureate discusses her country's emergence into a democracy and its plan for economic development.
Thura Shwe Mann: The Building of a Stable and Prosperous Myanmar (Complete)
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Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Union Parliament and Lower House of Parliament of Myanmar discusses Myanmar's reform, the country's upcoming election, Western investment, and the building of a stable and prosperous country.
How Myanmar Has Become 'Intensely Political' Since 2011
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