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Myanmar crisis calls for international diplomatic reset

New U.N. special envoy may deal with military regime more effectively than ASEAN

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Noeleen Heyzer, the newly appointed special envoy on Myanmar: she has important cultural and geographical links to the country.   © Singapore Press/AP

Min Zin is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy (Myanmar), a Yangon-based think tank.

With the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, modest expectations are the norm. Taking two steps forward and one back is seen as a victory for the "ASEAN way," which is based on the principles of noninterference and consensus-building among the 10 member states.

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