A year ago, a Lowy Institute panel was asked whether Aung San Suu Kyi would become president of Burma(Myanmar). The question was also raised on The Interpreter. The answer on both occasions was that such an outcome was far from certain. Powerful forces in Burma were working hard to prevent it. Few informed observers were optimistic about her future.
Since then, the odds on the charismatic opposition leader becoming president have lengthened considerably.
Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Asia Institute, Dr Andrew Selth discusses the changing landscape of Burmese politics in his latest article for The Interpreter.