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Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Survey data show no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.

Feminist facts Myanmar can’t afford to ignore

Myanmar women aren’t relying on outsiders to call out discrimination, or to organise to demand their rights.

Trump’s White House and Thailand’s autocratic descent

The Washington–Bangkok rapprochement permanently threatens Thailand’s already struggling democracy.

Jokowi’s political prisoner problem

It’s one step forward, two steps back for the right of Papuans and Moluccans to peacefully advocate for self-determination.

Cambodia, a party with a country

Cambodian officials in their own words on how the CPP and state power are one and the same.

Why Myanmar’s ethnic minorities lose faith in federalism and peace

Despite connecting with EAO leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to garner local support among minority communities.

Land key to IDPs’ livelihoods

Land rights for displaced people are a critical, yet often overlooked, part of rebuilding livelihoods in Myanmar's conflict areas.

Where does Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia go from here?

International experience shows that the organisation can survive, even thrive, in the face of official bans.

Can the NLD claim the high ground?

Greater democratisation will probably occur in spite of, not because of, Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.

Election impressions from Timor-Leste

An annotated photo essay on what makes Timorese election campaigning distinctive.

Women and power in Timor’s elections

Quotas guarantee high levels of female representation in parliament. But patronage, and thus political power, remains decidedly in male hands.

Is pork barrel politics emerging in Myanmar?

MP's Constituency Development Funds are criticised for promoting clientelism. But we should take a more nuanced view of their role in Myanmar's new politics.