Democratic Myanmar Moves to Deepen Its Ties With ASEAN

Democratic Myanmar Moves to Deepen Its Ties With ASEAN
Myanmar's foreign minister and state counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi, with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during a ceremony, Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2016 (AP photo by Jorge Silva).

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was in Thailand in late June for talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on developing economic ties and cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In an email interview, Mely Caballero-Anthony, an associate professor the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, discusses Myanmar’s relations with its ASEAN neighbors. WPR: What efforts has Myanmar taken since its political opening to build ties with its ASEAN neighbors, and how effective has its outreach been? Mely Caballero-Anthony: One of Myanmar’s most significant achievements since the start of its political reforms […]

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