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Myanmar Crisis: Conflict of Interest and the Role of ASEAN
2021-04-01 View : 143 CHOI Yoon Jung

Myanmar Crisis: Conflict of Interest and the Role of ASEAN

Choi Yoon Jung

 

 

(yjchoi@sejong.org)

 

 

Research Fellow, the Sejong Institute



Abstract
Toward an increase of the military's indiscriminate bloodshed, suppression against civilians since the coup on February 1st, the international community made a lot of statements of condemnation, yet did not take much action. This paper points out the limitations of U.S., China, United Nations intervention in Myanmar and emphasizes that ASEAN must make active diplomatic efforts based on ASEAN centrality and the principles of democracy specified in the ASEAN Charter to develop a solution to the situation in Myanmar. South Korea should also seek specific support measures to resolve the Myanmar situation as a testbed for implementing value-oriented diplomacy such as human rights and peace in the New South. 

※ Translator’s note: This is a third party’s unofficial translation of the original paper which was written in Korean. All references should be made to the original paper.

※ This article is written based on the author’s personal opinions and does not reflect the views of the Sejong Institute.