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ASEAN needs to facilitate Myanmar-led dialogue process

Evan A. Laksmana, senior researcher at the Centre For Strategic and International Studies(Courtesy of//CSIS Indonesia)
Dian Septiari and Tri Indah Oktavianti
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Jakarta   ●   Fri, April 23 2021

Ahead of the much-anticipated ASEAN Summit, where the region’s leaders are expected to discuss the political and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, opinions are split between what the bloc should and can collectively do. The Jakarta Post’s Dian Septiari and Tri Indah Oktavianti spoke with Evan Laksmana, senior researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta, to capture the tone of discussions ahead of the crucial meeting. The following are excerpts from the interview:

Question: What are your views about the prospects of the upcoming ASEAN summit on Myanmar? What can realistically be achieved?

Answer: So, right now, what we’ve had on the table for the last several weeks is Indones...

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