Myanmar stands at the cusp of a major political and economic transformation. The change would provide space and opportunity to the Myanmar society, people and external actors to engage in the process. Myanmar's role as ASEAN chair in 2014 is also significant.
Still, there are many challenges ahead, like national reconciliation among various ethnic and political groups; socio-economic development challenges; and the role of the military in civil administration. The most crucial test for Myanmar would be the 2015 elections. How Myanmar will deal with all these complex challenges needs to be watched closely.