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Southeast Asians Don’t Really Care About the Myanmar Crisis

Southeast Asians Don’t Really Care About the Myanmar Crisis

By David Hutt
A recent survey of regional elite opinion shows a surprising lack of regional concern about the country's ongoing conflict.

Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the ASEAN-endorsed aid plan will be tightly constrained by its reliance on the cooperation of Myanmar's military junta.
Myanmar Junta Sends Representative to ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Myanmar Junta Sends Representative to ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

By Sebastian Strangio
Marlar Than Htaik, the permanent secretary of the junta's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is attending this week's two-day retreat in Laos.

New ASEAN Envoy on Myanmar Meets Junta Chief on First Mission

New ASEAN Envoy on Myanmar Meets Junta Chief on First Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
Alounkeo Kittikhoun is undertaking his first mission to Myanmar after taking up the rotating post at the start of this month.

ASEAN Chair Laos Appoints Special Envoy on Myanmar

ASEAN Chair Laos Appoints Special Envoy on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The appointment of the veteran diplomat Alounkeo Kittikhoun is unlikely to do much to arrest the momentum of the country's conflict.

Indonesian Government Claims ‘Positive’ Progress in Myanmar Talks

Indonesian Government Claims ‘Positive’ Progress in Myanmar Talks

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite some progress, serious negotiations remain a remote prospect as resistance groups make gains across the country.

ASEAN Defense Ministers Call For Gaza Ceasefire, Myanmar Solution

ASEAN Defense Ministers Call For Gaza Ceasefire, Myanmar Solution

By Sebastian Strangio
The calls came as the 17th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting convened in Jakarta, amid a host of pressing international crises.
ASEAN Tweaks Its Approach Toward Military-Ruled Myanmar

ASEAN Tweaks Its Approach Toward Military-Ruled Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc has taken a number of small but important steps forward in its handling of the country's crisis.

Malaysia, Philippines Discuss More ‘Flexible’ ASEAN Approach to Myanmar’s Military

Malaysia, Philippines Discuss More ‘Flexible’ ASEAN Approach to Myanmar’s Military

By Sebastian Strangio
President Marcos Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim say that Southeast Asian governments should be allowed to engage the junta informally.

Thailand Under Fire For Brokering ‘Informal’ Meeting on Myanmar

Thailand Under Fire For Brokering ‘Informal’ Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Key ASEAN member states, including current chair Indonesia, will skip the talks, which are intended to "fully re-engage" Myanmar's military government.

ASEAN’s Defective Approach to the Crisis in Myanmar

ASEAN’s Defective Approach to the Crisis in Myanmar

By Nyein Kaung
The bloc’s response to the bombing in Kanbalu has laid bare its impotence and poor understanding of the country’s conflict.
How Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Could Change Under Move Forward

How Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Could Change Under Move Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
Assuming he is able to form government, Pita Limjaroenrat has promised significant changes to the Thai government's approach toward its conflict-torn neighbor.

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