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Myanmar Junta Decries Exclusion of Coup Leader From ASEAN Summit
October 25, 2021

Myanmar Junta Decries Exclusion of Coup Leader From ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
After initially appearing to take ASEAN's decision on the chin, the military government has stiffened its position.

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 
Malaysian FM Calls for ‘Soul-Searching’ Over ASEAN Non-Interference
October 22, 2021

Malaysian FM Calls for ‘Soul-Searching’ Over ASEAN Non-Interference

By Sebastian Strangio
Saifuddin Abdullah says the Southeast Asian bloc has to fundamentally rethink its approach to the crisis in Myanmar.

Does It Matter If Myanmar’s Junta Leader Is Banned From the ASEAN Summit?
October 22, 2021

Does It Matter If Myanmar’s Junta Leader Is Banned From the ASEAN Summit?

By David Hutt
Despite uninviting Min Aung Hlaing from the summit, it remains unclear whether the Southeast Asian bloc has a longer-term plan.

Myanmar Opposition Welcomes ASEAN’s Exclusion of Junta Leader
October 19, 2021

Myanmar Opposition Welcomes ASEAN’s Exclusion of Junta Leader

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision reflects the Southeast Asian bloc's increasing frustration with Myanmar's military administration.

ASEAN to Exclude Myanmar’s Leader From Summit in Key Rebuke
October 16, 2021

ASEAN to Exclude Myanmar’s Leader From Summit in Key Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The move follows the military government's repeated stalling and lack of cooperation on the implementation of a regional peace plan.

ASEAN Envoy Cancels Planned Myanmar Trip Due to Junta Stonewalling
October 15, 2021

ASEAN Envoy Cancels Planned Myanmar Trip Due to Junta Stonewalling

By Sebastian Strangio
ASEAN's patience with the junta is wearing thin. But can it muster the consensus necessary to take a harder line?
Malaysia Threatens to Open Talks With Myanmar Opposition Forces
October 07, 2021

Malaysia Threatens to Open Talks With Myanmar Opposition Forces

By Sebastian Strangio
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah once again condemned the junta's lack of cooperation on the implementation of an ASEAN consensus agreement.

ASEAN’s Myanmar Envoy Negotiating With Junta Over First Country Mission
September 06, 2021

ASEAN’s Myanmar Envoy Negotiating With Junta Over First Country Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
Erywan Yusof is hoping to visit the country before the next ASEAN Summit in late October.

New ASEAN Envoy to Myanmar Pledges to Meet With Opposition, Detained Activists
August 10, 2021

New ASEAN Envoy to Myanmar Pledges to Meet With Opposition, Detained Activists

By Sebastian Strangio
The envoy's mission relies on good faith commitment on the part of the junta, but this remains unlikely.

Myanmar, Six Months After the Coup
August 10, 2021

Myanmar, Six Months After the Coup

Moe Thuzar, Khin Zaw Win, and Nicholas Coppel discuss the situation in Myanmar six months after the military seized power.
ASEAN Can’t Do Much More About Myanmar’s Crisis
August 09, 2021

ASEAN Can’t Do Much More About Myanmar’s Crisis

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The Southeast Asian bloc shouldn't be expected to take on more than it is capable of or willing to do.

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