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With ASEAN stuck, it is up to U.S. to lead on Myanmar

BURMA Act can open way for stronger support to resistance movement

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Protesters attend a candlelight night rally in Yangon in March 2021: Washington's approach has the U.S. notionally on the side of the resistance but without the commitment.   © AP

Scot Marciel is Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University and a former U.S. ambassador to ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar. He is author of the new book "Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia."

As Myanmar's national uprising against its military's Feb. 1, 2021 takeover enters its third year with no resolution in sight, the international community remains without a viable strategy to help end the crisis.

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