22 February, 2017

A poem and the politics of high imperialism

Michael Wesley

Kipling’s Road to Mandalay and what it says about Burmese exotica and the British Empire’s decline.

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Segregation and violence in Rakhine State

Witnessing persecution against Myanmar's Muslim minority.

Restoring Thailand’s spiritual realm

Can a new Sangha Raja heal the country’s Buddhist order and politics?

Grieving as Thainess in 2017

Monarchy, tourism and grand multi-platform spectacles.

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

How Australia can keep afloat as Trump torpedoes global order.

The missing middle

What happened to Indonesia's moderate Islamic voices?

Interpreting the Jakarta election

An unusual test case for tolerance in Indonesia and Ahok's resilience.

A good day’s work

Why Southeast Asia should be worried about Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor.

Myanmar’s media and Internet muzzle

The controversial communications clause being used to silence government critics.

Will Myanmar’s march to democracy trip up?

2017 Myanmar Update to examine whether the country can overcome obstacles to reform.

Mobilising Islam for political gains

A dangerous precedent for Indonesia's democracy.

Three candidates, the same vote?

Jakarta’s election and elites’ control of Indonesia’s national politics.

Religious warfare and the Jakarta election

Why political Islam has made a major comeback in Indonesia.

Prayer, peace and protest in Jakarta

Images from inside Indonesia's latest mass mobilisation to defend Islam.

Ethnicity and Jakarta’s election

Survey experiment shows that Ahok's Chinese background matters most to voters.

The head vs the heart in the case against Ahok

It's not just justice at stake, writes Esther Kuntjara.

Stone dragging and politics in Sumba

Reviving an old burial tradition worrying for local democracy.

Anlong Veng calling

Reconciliation and remembrance in the Khmer Rouge’s last stronghold.

Lifting the shadows on a secret war

Hunter Marston reviews Josh Kurlantzick's newly published study of the CIA's covert military operations in Laos.

Show us the money (and other stuff)

Social transfers and distributive politics in the race to be Jakarta's next governor.

Loneliness and love under Thailand’s junta 

Tightening the grip on Thais’ hearts and minds.