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COVID-19 exposes ASEAN's fragility

Prolonged isolation due to the pandemic weakens Southeast Asian stability

| Southeast Asia
A migrant worker locks the gate of their dormitory as they serve stay-home notices in Singapore on Apr. 22: tensions have bubbled over the way these migrant workers have been treated.   © Reuters

Michael Vatikiotis is author of "Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia."

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