SINGAPORE -- Myanmar's opening to the world in 2011 left lingering questions about the impetus for its dramatic shift. Why did a harsh and secretive military regime spawn a quasi-civilian government, led by a mild-mannered retired general called Thein Sein? And why did it then lay the groundwork for the rise of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a past target for vilification by the same generals who released her in late 2010 from years of house arrest.
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