With the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from her house arrest a wave of understandably positive energy has gripped commentary about Burma’s prospects. But, of course, many difficult questions remain unanswered and nobody pretends that the future will be easy, or that Burma’s generals don’t have their next moves in mind.

What next for Burma? I expect that during the week ahead New Mandala will provide a range of other commentary. In the meantime, please consider this post an open thread for your comments and analysis.