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Asia Society
September 27, 2016

Myanmar’s most powerful leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was in the United States last week for the first time since her party swept to power in last year’s vote — the country’s first free elections in 26 years. Speaking at Asia Society in New York, she noted Myanmar’s progress, but acknowledged continued ethnic tensions and lingering military influence in politics. "There's a long way to go before we can claim we have a right to be congratulated," she said.
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Technological innovation and globalization are bringing big opportunities for young people, but also leaving behind those unable to cope. With this in mind, Asia Society launched its Center for Global Education last week to teach students global competence and skills to succeed in the 21st century. “Confronting challenges of climate change, challenges of extremism, [and] challenges in increasingly diverse societies, we have to look at the education, curricula, teachers, and values,” said UNESCO Director Irina Bokova.
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In spite of international sanctions, North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs continue to become more sophisticated. In a discussion at Asia Society in New York last week, panelists agreed that it’s “unrealistic” to expect North Korea to collapse anytime soon, and that dialogue between the country and China is the best way forward. “The U.S. and China have just not found those kinds of patterns of cooperation that I think we need,” said former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill. “I think time is running out and we should stop thinking in terms of time being on our side.”
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