The International Community’s Response to the Myanmar Crisis: What Comes Next?


About the Webinar

Ambassador Derek Mitchell joins the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute to discuss the international community’s response to the 2021 Myanmar coup, the factors impinging on the effectiveness of that response, and the implications of this stalemate.

Ambassador Mitchell will analyse the current state of international initiatives to address the Myanmar crisis — backing for ASEAN’s Five Point Consensus, diplomacy at and via the United Nations and the efforts of like-minded governments in the Asia-Pacific region and particularly in Southeast Asia. He will also discuss the attitudes and responses of China, Russia and India, which differ from those of the community of Western democracies including American engagement with regional allies and partners to respond to Myanmar crisis.

Drawing on his policy and diplomatic experience on Myanmar, Ambassador Mitchell will examine possible options for and potential constraints to international cooperation on the Myanmar crisis and the respective roles and forms of leverage that various Myanmar stakeholders have in interacting with external interlocutors.

About the Speaker

Derek Mitchell is President of the National Democratic Institute in Washington. He served as the United States’ ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016, the first American envoy with that status in more than two decades. From 2011 to 2012, he was the Department of State’s first Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar. Prior to these appointments, Ambassador Mitchell served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and as Senior Fellow, Director for Asia, and Director of the Southeast Asia Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.


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Oct 07 2022


10:00 am - 11:15 am