FACTS Asia; ARS
Apr 13, 2023
FACTS Asia and Amador Research Services (ARS), in partnership with The Asia Foundation (TAF), began the “Myanmar Crisis as an Existential Threat to ASEAN and the Philippines’ Views and Response” webinar duology to revisit what has transpired over the two years that Myanmar has been under military rule, assess actions and statements from the international community specially ASEAN and reexamine and evaluate the Philippine response and policies regarding the issue.
FACTS Asia and ARS explored the Myanmar Crisis with the following objectives:
1. To concisely define the rationale of the Tatmadaw coup, the developments after two years, and the demands of the Burmese people;
2. To gauge the effectivity and impact of measures addressing the coup such as the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus, as well as to understand the impact of the coup on regional stability; and
3. To provide the Philippines with the necessary information to plan, prepare, and execute appropriate responses to the coup, while taking into account the interests of the Filipino people, ASEAN, and international parties.
The first episode focused on the discussion and analysis of the rationale behind the coup d'etat, the recent developments that transpired amid the crisis, and the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus. The second episode examined Myanmar’s relation to ASEAN and how the Philippines responded to the crisis within a fellow ASEAN member state.
The report is available for download.