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Myanmar is an extremely diverse country in the heart of South East Asia. It has long been isolated from the rest of the world by a brutal military dictatorship. A civilian government has been elected, and Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the country into a new era. This is an exciting time for Myanmar and the mood in the capital has changed. There is hope. People can talk. They are optimistic. They are happy to receive visitors, especially Americans as they fondly recall Obama's recent visit. As the country opens up to the West it will be forced to improve its human rights record. Basic infrastructure is receiving sorely needed attention as foreign investors rush to capitalize on market opportunities in Myanmar. How will these dramatic changes affect the Burmese people? Will they establish strict environmental regulations to temper the impending development? Can they honor and celebrate the diversity of their culture?