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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.

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Another year over

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

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In the shadow of football giants

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

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Lessons of the Arab Spring for Muslim Southeast Asia

Why Southeast Asia needs a cultural spring.

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Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN

Are there still signs for optimism in ASEAN?

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The east is red

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

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India in ASEAN

Can New Delhi think beyond the China factor and build lasting ties in Southeast Asia?

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Trapped in economic upheaval

Unskilled workers are at risk of exploitation in the ASEAN Economic Community.

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A statement on the South China Sea ruling

Indonesia foreign policy experts call for respect and restraint.

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ASEAN’s South China Sea ulcer

South China Sea a health risk and needs to be confronted sooner rather than later.

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Judgement day won’t bring the end of times

South China Sea ruling between Philippines and China can lead to diplomatic solutions.

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Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.

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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

An ascendant Asia doesn’t guarantee ASEAN’s survival

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What Brexit means for ASEAN

Split between UK and EU will have economic, political and psychological repercussions for Southeast Asia.

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ASEAN can’t afford to be hollow on regional tensions

Southeast Asian states need to maintain unity or risk irrelevance in the face of growing tensions and rivalry in the South China Sea.

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The ASEAN experiment

Nicholas Farrelly and Kishore Mahbubani on the organisation's past, present and future.

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The go-to site on Southeast Asia

Peter Drysdale, co-founder of East Asia Forum reflects on New Mandala's first decade.

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The future of the EU-ASEAN relationship

Carlo Filippini on the key differences between ASEAN and the EU and the relationship's trajectory.

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Washington’s pivot to Southeast Asia

Why the US needs to strengthen its economic ties with Southeast Asia.

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ASEAN deconstructs

A multilateral mess that threatens the region's security.

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Ritualism and the erosion of human rights

States in the Asia-Pacific increasingly pay lip service to protections they sign up to.

ASEAN leaders gather for a family photo with U.S. President Obama after a US-ASEAN meeting at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur

Self-interest and the spectre of Beijing at Sunnylands

US-ASEAN summit shows that a new Cold War mindset is descending on Asia.