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Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan
September 20, 2022

Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
The Malaysian envoy says that the Southeast Asian bloc must ask whether its Five-Point Consensus is still "relevant."

How ASEAN Can Still Help On Myanmar
September 16, 2022

How ASEAN Can Still Help On Myanmar

By Scot Marciel
The Southeast Asian bloc must make it clear that it will not accept the military junta's sham election.
ASEAN’s Efforts to Mediate the Myanmar Political Crisis Deserve More Recognition
August 25, 2022

ASEAN’s Efforts to Mediate the Myanmar Political Crisis Deserve More Recognition

By Thuc D. Pham and Hoai Nguyen
The argument that ASEAN should do more is widespread, but the grouping has already taken several unprecedented steps.

Malaysian FM Again Pushes for Talks With Myanmar Opposition
August 11, 2022

Malaysian FM Again Pushes for Talks With Myanmar Opposition

By Sebastian Strangio
The time between now and the ASEAN Summit in November could be crucial in shaping the bloc’s approach toward the crisis in Myanmar.

ASEAN Envoy Warns Myanmar Junta Against Further Prisoner Executions
August 08, 2022

ASEAN Envoy Warns Myanmar Junta Against Further Prisoner Executions

By Sebastian Strangio
The comments came a day after an ASEAN joint communique lamented the "lack of progress" in resolving the country's political crisis.

Parsing the Content of ASEAN’s Latest Joint Communique
August 05, 2022

Parsing the Content of ASEAN’s Latest Joint Communique

By Sebastian Strangio
In the annual statement, the bloc's 10 member states laid out their consensus positions on the conflicts in Ukraine and Myanmar, among other issues.

Myanmar, Taiwan Head Agenda at ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
August 04, 2022

Myanmar, Taiwan Head Agenda at ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

By Sebastian Strangio
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said that the bloc had never been "confronted at the same time with so many perils for the region and the world at large."
Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months
August 02, 2022

Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months

By Sebastian Strangio
In a nationally televised speech, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing blamed "terrorists" for delaying the country's return to normalcy.

ASEAN Meetings Open Under Shadow of Myanmar, Ukraine Crises
August 01, 2022

ASEAN Meetings Open Under Shadow of Myanmar, Ukraine Crises

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's meetings come amid a host of regional and global crises that are testing the effectiveness of the Southeast Asian bloc.

ASEAN Can No Longer Remain Neutral on Myanmar
August 01, 2022

ASEAN Can No Longer Remain Neutral on Myanmar

By Kasit Piromya
Eighteen months on from the military coup, it is time for the bloc to decide which side of history it wants to be on.

Myanmar Executions Should Be a Watershed Moment for ASEAN
July 29, 2022

Myanmar Executions Should Be a Watershed Moment for ASEAN

By Youk Chhang
ASEAN must make a powerful, unified stand on the right to life and human rights – for the people of Myanmar and for the future of the region. 
ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions
July 26, 2022

ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions

By Sebastian Strangio
The killings demonstrate the regime’s contempt for regional and global opinion. Could they force ASEAN to change its approach to the country’s conflict?

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