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ASEAN's Myanmar paralysis underlines its illiberal skew

Authoritarian order grows in reach as democratic world fails to make its case

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Hun Sen speaks to ASEAN foreign ministers in Phnom Penh in August 2022: The unwillingness of the bloc's autocrats to condemn Myanmar is largely about self-preservation.   © AP

Charles Dunst is the author of the new book "Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman."

A deep and growing divide has gripped Southeast Asia since the Myanmar military seized power on Feb. 1, 2021.

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