The article that got its author reported for libel for comparing Megawati and Aung San Suu Kyi.
New Mandala’s home base, the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, offers world class degree programs on regional politics, security, and more. Learn from globally-recognised experts at Australia's #1 university.
Nick Nostitz reflects on photographing the political rise and fall of Thailand's first female PM.
The new constitution leaves booby traps for any incoming civilian government.
INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR
A spike in mosque construction is an oft-cited symbol of Indonesia's "Islamisation". But data suggest it's not actually happening.
Alarming rhetoric from officials is coinciding with an apparent spike in the use of deadly force by police.
A look back at Rosa "Muki" Bonaparte Soares' life of anti-colonialism and feminism, cut short by Indonesian occupation.
Survey data show no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.
It’s one step forward, two steps back for the right of Papuans and Moluccans to peacefully advocate for self-determination.
ANU's premier Indonesian studies conference will explore the nationalist zeitgeist [re]emerging under Jokowi.
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.
Two factors: the CPP is spooked by its declining electoral fortunes, and the west hasn't spoken up for democracy.
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.
Mounting Maranao frustration could cause further radicalisation after military operations end.
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.
A new film tells the bittersweet story of a young Rohingya refugee's quest for a selfie with Najib.
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?
REVIEWS & OBITUARIES
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.