RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 28ISSUE 12members only

Burma gatecrashes ASEAN’s Anniversary: Reflection and Renewal

Overviewing developments in  ASEAN and assessing Burma's role in potentially restructuring the organisation

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) surprised analysts in September with its sharp reaction to the latest crisis in Burma. In an uncharacteristically forthright statement, the association condemned the junta’s brutal crackdown on peaceful monk-led protests. The latest Burmese crisis flared as final preparations were being made to ASEAN’s November summit, designed to mark the associations fortieth birthday by signing a charter aimed at breathing new life and

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