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ASEAN

Warming to climate change

Can the new climate change ministry navigate the complex politics of competing interests when tackling the threats of extreme weather? Or is an independent commission answerable to Parliament needed to hold the government to account?

Lost in race between first world and third

Reform-minded Malaysians are fatigued after two missed opportunities since 2008, with today's centrifugal politics generating even more social tensions. Not even Dr Mahathir’s surprise (re)emergence can mend those fractures, as Malaysians dream of the First World but still struggle in the Third as inequality worsens.

All the news that’s fit to fake

As Malaysia rushes to its GE14 on 9 May, the new anti-fake news law is primed against the state's critics, emboldening speech vigilantism by outsourced censors linked to the ruling UMNO party.

The (re)making of Malaysia and its fabulous 1963 promise

With Malaysia's Parliament now dissolved in the official rush to GE14's polling day, Sabah and Sarawak are again crucial states determining the winning coalition.

What should the region do about Cambodia’s crackdown?

A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.

Gareth Evans on confronting Hun Sen

Read the former Australian foreign minister's remarks made at the "Cambodia on the Brink" conference in Canberra.

ASEAN’s myths: creating continuity, rather than change

ASEAN's human rights mechanisms reflect the body's prioritising the interests of national elites. Don't expect it to be of use in resolving the Rohingya crisis.

Old dominance, new dominoes in Southeast Asia

Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?

ASEAN and women: empower movements, not just individuals

Programs to increase women’s market competitiveness aren't a substitute for collective action for gender equality.

An important message about New Mandala comments

Our editor, Liam Gammon, offers some advice on getting your comment published.

New editor for New Mandala

New Mandala founder Nicholas Farrelly announces Liam Gammon's new role

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A fashionable entry to policy?

Progressive activists should think outside the box to challenge key Trump policies in indirect ways, Sally Tyler writes.

Good bye Giggacher!

New Mandala founder Nicholas Farrelly offers a fond farewell

Out of order

Australian's vision for ASEAN defending international rules-based order totally unrealistic.

Unlocking Timor-Leste’s road to ASEAN

Why ASEAN should open the door to Dili.

Tackling human trafficking in ASEAN

New convention offers progress, pitfalls and a way forward.

ASEAN: same, same not different

Why trade trumps tolerance in the regional bloc.

Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Race to the bottom

The fate of minority rights in ASEAN.

Another year over

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly marks the end of 2016.

In the shadow of football giants

ASEAN’s struggle to be accepted and respected on the world football stage

Lessons of the Arab Spring for Muslim Southeast Asia

Why Southeast Asia needs a cultural spring.

Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN

Are there still signs for optimism in ASEAN?

The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.