Articles by David Hutt

Gopal Baratham: “Orwell of the Orient”

The novelist's work remains a useful window on the politics of freedom of (and from) speech in Singapore.

Nguyen Phu Trong: The Elitist

Putting Vietnam’s apparatchik-in-chief in his historical context.

East Timor’s “Red Rosa”

A look back at Rosa "Muki" Bonaparte Soares' life of anti-colonialism and feminism, cut short by Indonesian occupation.

Cambodia, a party with a country

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

Good riddance to the culture of dialogue

Why political consensus won't strengthen Cambodia's democracy.