OCCUPATION: National League of Democracy leader
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 2
PRO: The famed Burmese activist she has spent much of the past two decades under house arrest because of her pro-democracy stance is pushing the U.N. to take action against her country's human-rights violations. And thanks to the antijunta demonstrations in 2007, more people are listening to her than ever before.
CON: Although the riots further tarnished the Burmese government's reputation, the junta remains in power.