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ASEAN needs to uphold principles, not neutrality, in Ukraine war

Singapore has shown bold action can advance a country's national interests

| Southeast Asia
The area near the regional administration building, which city officials said was hit by a missile attack, in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Mar. 1: ASEAN cannot afford to remain silent.   © Reuters

Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and a nonresident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

With the exception of Singapore, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have adopted carefully neutral positions in response to Russia's unprovoked attack on Ukraine.

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