Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

India

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.