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Myanmar Crisis Overshadows Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers
February 18, 2022

Myanmar Crisis Overshadows Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers

By Sebastian Strangio
The informal gathering took place without the involvement of the junta's appointed foreign minister, but a path forward on the crisis is hard to see.

Myanmar Junta to Spurn ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
February 15, 2022

Myanmar Junta to Spurn ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision came after Cambodia, ASEAN's current chair, announced that the junta would only be permitted to send a "non-political" representative.
Hun Sen Apologizes as Myanmar Gamble Backfires Over Sean Turnell
February 09, 2022

Hun Sen Apologizes as Myanmar Gamble Backfires Over Sean Turnell

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia’s embarrassment can only further isolate Myanmar’s military junta.

Myanmar Junta to Grant ASEAN Envoy Access to Detained NLD Figures
February 08, 2022

Myanmar Junta to Grant ASEAN Envoy Access to Detained NLD Figures

By Sebastian Strangio
But there are good reasons to think this concession will serve the military administration's broader goals.

Cambodia Says Myanmar Junta’s FM Not Invited to Upcoming Conclave
February 03, 2022

Cambodia Says Myanmar Junta’s FM Not Invited to Upcoming Conclave

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows criticisms of Cambodia's policy of pragmatic engagement with the military administration.

Cambodia as ASEAN Chair: What to Expect
February 02, 2022

Cambodia as ASEAN Chair: What to Expect

Pou Sothirak, Elina Noor, and Aaron Connelly on the controversial start to Cambodia's year-long ASEAN chairmanship, and what might come next.

Cambodian PM Calls on Myanmar Junta to Implement ASEAN Peace Plan
January 27, 2022

Cambodian PM Calls on Myanmar Junta to Implement ASEAN Peace Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Cambodia says the junta's participation in ASEAN meetings is dependent on progress in implementing its peace plan. But how will it define progress?
Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda
January 21, 2022

Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda

By Luke Hunt
Zoom conferencing won’t work if the Southeast Asian bloc is to tackle the big issues.

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict
January 19, 2022

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict

By Tita Sanglee
The Cambodian leader's recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country's conflict in the late 1980s.

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?
January 19, 2022

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?

By Delwar Hossain
Hun Sen was the first foreign leader to visit Myanmar since the military's overthrow of the country's democratically elected government.

‘No Progress’ on ASEAN Peace Plan for Myanmar: Singaporean PM
January 17, 2022

‘No Progress’ on ASEAN Peace Plan for Myanmar: Singaporean PM

By Sebastian Strangio
Four Southeast Asian nations have now expressed criticisms of Cambodia's unilateral crisis diplomacy on Myanmar.
Has the ASEAN Chair Become Too Powerful?
January 14, 2022

Has the ASEAN Chair Become Too Powerful?

By David Hutt
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Myanmar has highlighted deep flaws in the bloc's modus operandi.

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