Asian Studies

Old dominance, new dominos in Southeast Asia

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

Comparative peacebuilding conference series calls for abstracts

Expressions of interest due by 9 October 2017.

Remembering Professor Joel S. Kahn

A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.

Four decades of a Malay myth

The 'Lazy Native' at 40 can’t speak English and is a gangster on wheels, writes  Masturah Alatas.

Academia absentia?

Podcast explores academia's disconnect with the public in a post-truth world.

2017 Myanmar Update

Registration now open.

Myanmar bibliographies and booklists

Popular and recommended reading on the Southeast Asian nation.

Travels with Des Ball

Former student Cam Hawker reflects on his time in Southeast Asia with acclaimed scholar Des Ball.

Professor Des Ball AO: the insurgent intellectual

Nicholas Farrelly pays tribute to one of the world's leading strategic studies scholars.

ANU to remember Des Ball

New Mandala invites readers to celebrate the life and career of an extraordinary scholar.

Charting conflict and peace in a new Myanmar

Michael Wesley reflects on a new volume examining Myanmar’s path to peace and political transition.

The geopolitics of Pokémon GO in Asia

Danielle Cave looks at how a viral mobile video game reflects regional tensions.

Professor, speak up and make a difference

The crucial role that academics need to play in speaking truth to troubling political power.

Crisis and confidence in Najib’s Malaysia

Malaysia Update to examine what comes next for the Southeast Asian nation.

Elections without democracy in Southeast Asia

Why authoritarian rule remains resilient in the face of elections.

Committing to open academic spaces in Thailand

The ICTS13 organising committee responds to questions about their conference in July 2017 and academic freedom.

New Mandala co-founders Andrew Walker and Nicholas Farrelly.

New Mandala turns 10

“Blogging has opened up academia to larger and more varied audiences.” James Giggacher reports on how a military coup led to a revolution in connecting academic insight with the wider world.

Myanmar past and present: two views

Andrew Selth looks at the hardships the country still faces today.

Orangutans and ‘non-human’ rights

Should we recognise humanity in another species?

Urban exclusion in Southeast Asia

When it comes to urban planning, lines of exclusion and inclusion need to be redrawn.

Man with his bike. Photo by Staffan Scherz on flickr.

Myanmar Update 2017 Call for Papers

Proposals due by 30 June 2016.

Watching the watchers

Examining the Universal Periodic Review of human rights in Southeast Asia.