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Myanmar Junta Could be Excluded From ASEAN Summit: Malaysia
October 05, 2021

Myanmar Junta Could be Excluded From ASEAN Summit: Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc appears to be losing patience with the reviled junta of Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.

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.
China’s Myanmar Policy ‘Not Affected’ by Post-Coup Chaos: Official
June 10, 2021

China’s Myanmar Policy ‘Not Affected’ by Post-Coup Chaos: Official

By Sebastian Strangio
With no solution to Myanmar’s political crisis in sight, Beijing is making a pragmatic bet on the status quo.

ASEAN and China Ministers Talk COVID-19, Myanmar Crisis
June 08, 2021

ASEAN and China Ministers Talk COVID-19, Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The special meeting in Chongqing underscored the region’s increasing economic and political reliance on China.

Myanmar’s Opposition Shadow Government ‘No Longer Has Faith’ in ASEAN
June 07, 2021

Myanmar’s Opposition Shadow Government ‘No Longer Has Faith’ in ASEAN

By Sebastian Strangio
As ASEAN representatives met with senior junta leaders, anti-coup protesters burnt the bloc's flag in the street.

ASEAN Head, Chair to Visit Myanmar This Week: Report
June 02, 2021

ASEAN Head, Chair to Visit Myanmar This Week: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
A report by the Reuters news agency shines a light on the tensions within the Southeast Asian bloc.

Myanmar Junta Labels Shadow Government ‘Terrorists’
May 10, 2021

Myanmar Junta Labels Shadow Government ‘Terrorists’

By Sebastian Strangio
The designation never bodes well for the possibility of peaceful resolution to a crisis.
Duterte Joins Thai PM on the Sidelines of ASEAN Myanmar Summit
April 23, 2021

Duterte Joins Thai PM on the Sidelines of ASEAN Myanmar Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The leaders' absence doesn't bode well for ASEAN's ability to muster a united front against Myanmar's junta.

China Backs ASEAN Push for Talks on Myanmar Crisis
April 01, 2021

China Backs ASEAN Push for Talks on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The onus is on the Southeast Asian bloc to build a regional consensus for a more active role in resolving the crisis.

The Myanmar Crisis and the Contradictions of ‘Non-Interference’
March 29, 2021

The Myanmar Crisis and the Contradictions of ‘Non-Interference’

By Kyaw Khant
As the situation in Myanmar worsens, it is becoming harder for outside nations to remain neutral.

Singapore Joins Calls for Emergency ASEAN Summit on Myanmar
March 26, 2021

Singapore Joins Calls for Emergency ASEAN Summit on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The growing weight of outside expectation suggests that a special ASEAN meeting is likely to go ahead in the coming weeks.
Indonesia Leading ASEAN Push on Myanmar Coup
February 18, 2021

Indonesia Leading ASEAN Push on Myanmar Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
Given its own history of transition from military rule, Indonesia is probably the nation best placed to lead the bloc's diplomacy on Myanmar.

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