Moe Thuzar

Moe Thuzar is Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. 

Articles by Moe Thuzar (28)

Indonesia Takes the Lead on Myanmar: The Clock is Ticking

Sharon Seah|Moe Thuzar

Southeast Asians are looking to ASEAN’s titular head Indonesia to take the lead to resolve the political crisis in Myanmar. But Jakarta’s first steps as ASEAN Chair have left something to be desired.

The Struggle for International Recognition: Myanmar after the 2021 Coup

Joanne Lin|Moe Thuzar

The military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 created huge diplomatic repercussions, throwing into uncertainty the country’s international position and representation. Although the National Unity Government (NUG) appears to be the more popular choice for the international community, the prospects for its formal recognition remain uncertain.

Reviewing the Review: ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus Implementation

Moe Thuzar|Sharon Seah

The latest from ASEAN leaders on Myanmar shows more steel in the spine but for real progress to be made, Indonesia as the next ASEAN chair must follow through expeditiously.

Has ASEAN Reached the Point of Diminishing Returns with Myanmar?

Sharon Seah|Moe Thuzar

The State Administration Council has cleverly gamed the ASEAN system for its own ends and dragged out the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus. It is time for ASEAN to pack more punch into the office of the Special Envoy to Myanmar.

The State of Southeast Asia Survey

The State of Southeast Asia Survey: An Outlet for Myanmar Aspirations

Moe Thuzar

In the 2022 State of Southeast Asia Survey, Myanmar respondents are markedly negative towards the State Administration Council. This has coloured their assessment of ASEAN's effectiveness in handing the country's ensuing political crisis.