In the two years since legislative elections in Myanmar brought a civilian government to power, following almost four decades of repressive rule by a military junta, the country's leaders have won praise for the changes under way. Though the situation remains complicated and challenging, Myanmar has an invaluable opportunity to resolve the issue of its obscure nuclear programme and to become a more active participant in international forums.

In the two years since legislative elections in Myanmar brought a civilian government to power, following almost four decades of repressive rule by a military junta, the country's leaders have won praise for the changes under way. Though the situation remains complicated and challenging, Myanmar has an invaluable opportunity to resolve the issue of its obscure nuclear programme and to become a more active participant in international forums. Symbolising this, United States President Barack Obama is to visit Myanmar in November.

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