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  1. Asean leaders with 'Myanmar fatigue' can only wait and hope

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... Larry Jagan in Bangkok Myanmar continues to be a thorn in Asean's side. The elections there tomorrow- the first in 20 years- are posing a real headache for the regime's neighbours and friends. Disagreements about how hard to press Myanmar for human rights reforms have emerged within the organisation, with the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

  2. Why Asean failed to stand up to the bully in its ranks

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Membership, it seems, does have its privileges. Myanmar was able to appeal to Asean's most cherished motives of cohesion and non-interference ... meetings for any nation wanting to see Mr Gambari about his recent visits to Myanmar to meet both the junta and detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. 'Prime Minister Thein Sein made ...

  3. Wen keen to mend fences with Asean

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to settle disputes with its neighbours and called on Myanmar to allow bilateral projects to proceed. Analysts see Wen's remarks as an attempt to ease tensions with China's Asean ... international ones. Myanmar's decision to suspend a US$3.6 billion dam project and release 6,300 prisoners was an indication that Southeast Asian countries were clinging to the West, he said. ...

  4. Asean may have to take tougher line to prove its relevance

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Kuala Lumpur From North Korea to Myanmar, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is this week determined to prove its continued relevance to a fast-changing region. ... in Kuala Lumpur for their 39th annual meeting, early sessions are already being dominated by what to do about its most wayward member, Myanmar. And on Thursday, the North Korean missile crisis ...

  5. Unity will toughen Asean to withstand Sino-US rivalry

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... but questions arise about American intentions and staying power vis-a-vis a rising China. In Beijing, reactions to the US 'pivot' seem mixed. Myanmar sets a stark example with dramatic ... in between can matter. Look again at Myanmar. Most believe China's increasing dominance made Myanmar leaders uncomfortable. But the effort to bring in others does not necessarily exclude China. ...

  6. US keeping watch on China's role in summit

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... he added, was 'still a very vague idea'. Then there was the collapse of a planned briefing on Myanmar's tensions by UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari after objections from the country's ruling military junta. China's support and understanding of Myanmar's position held crucial sway. US Trade Representative Susan Schwab did wave Washington's flag ...

  7. Can Asean's tame tigers take on China?

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... might be more than Myanmar's generals can stomach. Myanmar could face censure, even expulsion, over the junta's broken promises to restore democracy and respect human rights, as well as fears about the consequences of Myanmar's actions for Asean relations with the US and the European Union. Writing an effective charter, rather than the usual Asean fudge, is going ...

  8. Climate key issue for Wen at Asean talks

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Martin Zhou

    ... reduction-related overhauls, refitting and, in some cases, closure. While climate change will be one of the major issues at the Singapore meetings, analysts say the crisis in Myanmar will be another key challenge for Asean. In a joint media briefing with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Wen said China hoped a solution to problems in Myanmar would be found through mediation ...

  9. Without open dialogue, Asean neutrality risks becoming neutered

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the roles of the US and China and such issues as the Mekong River and Myanmar. The Obama administration's 'pivot' to give more attention to Asia over the last four years has been ...

  10. Deeper fears

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as leverage. Even Myanmar, for example, has at times sided with its Asean counterparts rather than China on maritime security issues. Across East Asia, some are wondering whether this chorus has been ...




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