Survey data show no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.
A look back at Rosa "Muki" Bonaparte Soares' life of anti-colonialism and feminism, cut short by Indonesian occupation.
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INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR
It’s one step forward, two steps back for the right of Papuans and Moluccans to peacefully advocate for self-determination.
International experience shows that the organisation can survive, even thrive, in the face of official bans.
An annotated photo essay on what makes Timorese election campaigning distinctive.
Quotas guarantee high levels of female representation in parliament. But patronage, and thus political power, remains decidedly in male hands.
A new decree meant to ease the banning of radical groups is an unacceptable assault on freedom of association.
Myanmar women aren’t relying on outsiders to call out discrimination, or to organise to demand their rights.
Despite connecting with EAO leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to garner local support among minority communities.
Land rights for displaced people are a critical, yet often overlooked, part of rebuilding livelihoods in Myanmar's conflict areas.
Cambodian officials in their own words on how the CPP and state power are one and the same.
The 2017 commune elections don't point to a decisive result for either the CPP or CNRP next year.
How can youth help enhance relations with Vietnam?
The Washington–Bangkok rapprochement permanently threatens Thailand’s already struggling democracy.
Nicholas Farrelly's new Lowy Institute paper explores the tensions beneath the surface of Thailand's military–monarchy 'survival pact'.
The UNODC’s ambassador for rule of law in Southeast Asia might consider focusing her advocacy on those locked up for criticising her family and its pets.
Extremism filled the credibility vacuum left by the Phillippine state in Marawi. Here’s what Manila can do to build a peace based on trust.
The schooling system makes reading Jose Rizal a chore in the eyes of many young Filipinos. Vicente Rafael and Benedict Anderson's work on Rizal can help them to rediscover the power of his literature.
Preventing more Marawis means appreciating how failures of governance open pathways for radicalisation in Mindanao.
As Rohingya and supporters gather to remember those buried at Wang Kelian, corruption and official inertia perpetuate human trafficking.
Threatened by neglect and officialdom, can the great Malay tradition of Joget Gamelan make a comeback?
The ideological conservatism of young PAS cadres was on full display at the party's national congress.
REVIEWS & OBITUARIES
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.