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In Conversation: ASEAN’s Special Mission to Myanmar

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In this episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, talks to two ISEAS researchers about the ongoing political developments in Myanmar after the February 2021 coup. They discuss the impending visit of ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, and the challenges and opportunities that will come with the trip.

In this episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, talks to two ISEAS researchers about the ongoing political developments in Myanmar after the February 2021 coup. They discuss the impending visit of ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, and the challenges and opportunities that will come with the trip.

Clockwise from top left: Dr William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum; Ms Sharon Seah, Coordinator of the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS; Mr Daron Hoon, Administration and Programme Support; and Ms Moe Thuzar, Co-coordinator of the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS. (Credit: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)


Dialogues at Fulcrum is a podcast published by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

For quick reference, the themes below were addressed during the podcast:

2:25 – A recap of what has happened in Myanmar since February 2021

18:38 – The challenges and opportunities that the ASEAN Special Envoy will face as he prepares for his visit to Myanmar

30:15 – The progress report that the Special Envoy is expected to deliver, and the need for the envoy to visit all stakeholders involved

36:10 – ASEAN processes that will help the Special Envoy for his visit to Myanmar

40:49 – What external powers such as the United States, China and India can do to improve the situation in Myanmar.

47:18 – The general sentiment among Myanmars towards ASEAN

57:29 – What are the milestones to look out for before the ASEAN summit meetings in November?