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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.

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.
Can ASEAN’s Special Envoy Resolve the Crisis in Myanmar?
August 05, 2021

Can ASEAN’s Special Envoy Resolve the Crisis in Myanmar?

By Sebastian Strangio
Brunei’s Erywan Yusof faces an uphill struggle in bringing the country’s contending factions into a process of dialogue.

ASEAN Ministers Pick Brunei Diplomat as Envoy to Myanmar
August 04, 2021

ASEAN Ministers Pick Brunei Diplomat as Envoy to Myanmar

By Jim Gomez and Eileen Ng
After three months of deadlock, the Southeast Asian bloc finally settled on a candidate.

ASEAN Still Stalemated Over Choice of Myanmar Envoy
August 03, 2021

ASEAN Still Stalemated Over Choice of Myanmar Envoy

By Sebastian Strangio
A candidate was expected to be announced at yesterday’s Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, but the bloc appears deadlocked on a number of issues.

Give ASEAN Diplomacy a Chance in Myanmar
July 19, 2021

Give ASEAN Diplomacy a Chance in Myanmar

By Moez Hayat
Brunei’s adherence to the “ASEAN way” seeks a diplomatic solution to the crisis that also preserves the unity and continued relevance of the organization.
ASEAN and China Have Entered the ‘Zero Gravity Zone’ in Myanmar
July 08, 2021

ASEAN and China Have Entered the ‘Zero Gravity Zone’ in Myanmar

By Phar Kim Beng and Nik Luqman
Neither has shown that it has the ability, let alone the willingness, to address the country's escalating crisis.

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