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Australia to Downgrade Diplomatic Representation in Myanmar: Report
May 19, 2022

Australia to Downgrade Diplomatic Representation in Myanmar: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Canberra is the latest government to downgrade its diplomatic mission to the military-ruled country.

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement
May 17, 2022

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting could mark a turning-point in the bloc's approach to the ongoing conflict in its errant member-state.
Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG
May 12, 2022

Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG

By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah continues to push for a reassessment of ASEAN's stalled approach to the country's crisis.

How International Donors Can Better Offer Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar
May 06, 2022

How International Donors Can Better Offer Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar

By Shine Aung
If the world wants to help the country's people, it needs to work with the trusted – but poorly resourced – organizations in Myanmar's border regions.

US-ASEAN Summit Is a Chance to Chart a New Course for Myanmar Policy
May 05, 2022

US-ASEAN Summit Is a Chance to Chart a New Course for Myanmar Policy

By Salai Za Uk Ling
Washington should use the upcoming summit with ASEAN to work out a new multilateral strategy to respond to the ongoing crisis.

The Tangled Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Post-Coup Myanmar
May 05, 2022

The Tangled Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Post-Coup Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
ASEAN has come under fire over a plan to channel its humanitarian assistance via the country's military junta.

Myanmar Junta Rejects Suggestion that ASEAN Engage Shadow Government
May 04, 2022

Myanmar Junta Rejects Suggestion that ASEAN Engage Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The response reveals once again the coup government's lack of interest in implementing the Southeast Asian bloc's peace plan.
Shan State Exemplifies China’s Tangled Myanmar Ties
May 04, 2022

Shan State Exemplifies China’s Tangled Myanmar Ties

By Tom Fawthrop
China’s endorsement of the junta lays the basis for a boom in trade with the fractious eastern state – or so Beijing hopes.

Cambodian PM Pushes Myanmar Junta to Grant Envoy Access to Aung San Suu Kyi
May 03, 2022

Cambodian PM Pushes Myanmar Junta to Grant Envoy Access to Aung San Suu Kyi

By Sebastian Strangio
Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn could undertake his next mission to the crisis-hit country as early as late May.

Erin Murphy on the Twists and Turns of US Policy Toward Myanmar
May 03, 2022

Erin Murphy on the Twists and Turns of US Policy Toward Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
"This is not a popular opinion, but I think the U.S. and the international community should have engaged the military more."

Malaysia to Propose ASEAN Contacts With Myanmar’s Shadow Government
May 02, 2022

Malaysia to Propose ASEAN Contacts With Myanmar’s Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The Malaysian Foreign Minister has again lamented the junta's lack of cooperation in the implementation of the Southeast Asian bloc's peace plan.
Thai Foreign Ministry Appoints Special Envoy for Myanmar Issues
April 28, 2022

Thai Foreign Ministry Appoints Special Envoy for Myanmar Issues

By Sebastian Strangio
The appointment of Pornpimol Kanchanalak will relieve pressure on the Foreign Ministry, but there is no indication it marks a shift in the country's approach to the Myanmar crisis.

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