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Opinion

ASEAN needs an urgent makeover

Bloc should ditch consensus rules and equip states to address regional crises

| Southeast Asia
ASEAN foreign ministers pose for a photo in Nha Trang, Vietnam, in January 2020: the inertia to remain weak and toothless will be hard to combat.   © AP

Michael Vatikiotis is Asia director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the author of "Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia."

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