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ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet Under Shadow of Myanmar Crisis
February 03, 2023

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet Under Shadow of Myanmar Crisis

By Niniek Karmini
Indonesia is setting up an office of an ASEAN special envoy on Myanmar in Jakarta to spearhead how the bloc deals with the crisis.

Indonesia to Send General on Special Mission to Myanmar, Jokowi Says
February 02, 2023

Indonesia to Send General on Special Mission to Myanmar, Jokowi Says

By Sebastian Strangio
In an interview this week, President Joko Widodo suggested that the unnamed general would highlight his own country's democratic transition since 1998.
What Indonesia Can Learn From Cambodia Regarding the Myanmar Crisis
February 01, 2023

What Indonesia Can Learn From Cambodia Regarding the Myanmar Crisis

By Phanit Vun and Sokvy Rim
A resolution to the conflict is unlikely in 2023. Jakarta should therefore take a realistic and flexible approach.

Myanmar Junta Invited to ASEAN Meeting on Maritime Security
January 31, 2023

Myanmar Junta Invited to ASEAN Meeting on Maritime Security

By Sebastian Strangio
Next month's ADMM-Plus meeting on maritime security will be co-chaired by Thailand and the United States.

There Is No Such Thing as ASEAN Neutrality
January 31, 2023

There Is No Such Thing as ASEAN Neutrality

By David Hutt
Despite its claims to the contrary, the Southeast Asian bloc is intervening in Myanmar's crisis – just not effectively.

Indonesia to Establish Special Office to Handle Myanmar Crisis
January 12, 2023

Indonesia to Establish Special Office to Handle Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Among the challenges facing Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her team will be how to respond to the junta's planned sham elections.

ASEAN’s Myanmar Headache Changes Hands
November 28, 2022

ASEAN’s Myanmar Headache Changes Hands

By Naw Theresa
As the bloc's chair in 2023, Indonesia will attempt to succeed where both Cambodia and Brunei have failed.
The Rift Between ASEAN and Myanmar’s Democracy Movement is Growing Wider
November 16, 2022

The Rift Between ASEAN and Myanmar’s Democracy Movement is Growing Wider

By Minn Tent Bo
Recent statements from senior Southeast Asian officials have demonstrated a lack of understanding of the country's conflict dynamics.

Southeast Asian Leaders Struggle With Question of Myanmar Violence
November 11, 2022

Southeast Asian Leaders Struggle With Question of Myanmar Violence

By David Rising and Sopheng Cheang
ASEAN's member states continue to be divided on how to handle their problem member, as the country's conflict continues to worsen.

Will ASEAN Finally Change Its Approach Toward Myanmar?
November 09, 2022

Will ASEAN Finally Change Its Approach Toward Myanmar?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's troubles will be at the top of the agenda at this week's summit, but a significant policy shift is unlikely.

ASEAN Struggles on in an Uncertain Age
November 07, 2022

ASEAN Struggles on in an Uncertain Age

By Richard Maude
ASEAN is conscious that it is increasingly sidelines amid great power competition. But the organization is slow to change.
Hun Sen Adds Some Bite to Upcoming ASEAN Summits
November 07, 2022

Hun Sen Adds Some Bite to Upcoming ASEAN Summits

By Luke Hunt
Ukraine will be at the top of the agenda at the meetings, alongside Myanmar.

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