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Sceptres of instability: why spirit mediums haunt Thailand’s junta  

Why are new forms of spirit mediums proliferating under the NCPO's rule? การกลับมาของร่างทรงในยุคขาลงของรัฐบาลทหาร 4.0 สะท้อนความไม่มั่นคงในชีวิตของคนไทย

Assessing the Rohingya crisis

With the expulsion of the Rohingya largely a fait accompli, the world must face up to engaging with a very different Myanmar.

PoP picks @ ASAA

PoP's completely biased top picks for the 2018 Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference

What’s behind the “purging” of the Thai sangha?

The reasons behind several recent demotions and arrests of high-ranking Bangkok monks are more politically conniving than simply an attempt to “purify" the sangha.

Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

New Mandala's Philippines editor talks to Jonathan Miller about his new biography of the president.

Four years of the NCPO, four years of creative resistance—part two

Part two of Anon Chawalawan's compilation of the activist inventiveness that has survived the NCPO's four-year rule.

Timor-Leste is no failing state

Apocalyptic portrayals of the country's future distract us from what its real problems are, and how to address them.

Retronesia: The Years of Building Dangerously

A forgotten cultural frontier reveals Indonesia's version of mid-century modernism

Measuring religious intolerance across Indonesian provinces

Trying out a more sophisticated measure of how religious intolerance varies across Indonesia's provinces.

China and Myanmar: Behind the headlines

The Myanmar-China relationship has a surprisingly volatile history, with much at stake for both parties.

Marrying the Thai monarchy and modernity

While the royal wedding in the United Kingdom was partly extolled in Thailand as a symbol of the British monarchy's adaptability, the royalists’ perception of the Harry-Meghan wedding reflected a desire for their own monarch to be more absolute.

Purging the Thai Sangha

The persecution of one of the junta's most outspoken supporters, Buddha Issara, demands explanation