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Myanmar — the Next Asian Tiger?

by Joshua Kurlantzick
April 25, 2012

Myanmar's President Thein Sein attends a meeting at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kawasaki Thermal Power Plant. Myanmar's President Thein Sein attends a meeting at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kawasaki Thermal Power Plant. (Toru Hanai/Courtesy Reuters)

Pretty soon everyone you know will have been to Myanmar, so you better get there fast. The UN Secretary General is headed there, Canada just suspended sanctions (following the EU earlier this week), and Japan is gearing up for sizable investments in the country, as are many European businesses. In the new issue of Prospect, I explore Myanmar’s looming gold rush.

You can read the entire piece “Burma Gold Rush” here.

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