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Divided ASEAN must halt Myanmar's slide toward collapse

Path to effective collective action lies in casting off long-standing aversions

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Anti coup protesters run after police threw tear gas canisters in Mandalay on Mar. 3: what can ASEAN do?   © Sipa/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."

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has entered uncharted waters as the escalating crisis in Myanmar tests time-honored respect for noninterference and may prompt a historic shift in regional diplomacy.

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