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Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

How the Myanmar coup and South China Sea disputes are deepening Asean’s irrelevance

  • With Myanmar heading into a full-blown civil war and the South China Sea a powder keg of disputes, Asean’s ineffectual leadership has never been more obvious
  • Asean’s insistence on consensus sounds good on paper, but in practice it is a recipe for institutional dysfunction

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is Asia-based academic, currently a Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and author of, among others, “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery”.