Myanmar's greatest asset is its people. If this nation wants to advance, the most important thing is to unlock its human potential. The only way to do that is by giving people the freedom they need to develop their talents and capabilities.
UNDP Country director Toily Kurbanov and senior economic adviser Daniel Kostzer on the latest human development report, which looks at sustaining human progress through reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience.
This is a tale of two powerful men, superficially different, but with quirky similarities in age, achievement, wealth, affinity for pretty ladies and, as I can attest having interviewed both several times, a marked propensity for landing in trouble.
With no credible third party to mediate between China and the West, there remains the potential for conflict in East and Southeast Asia.