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Women at the Water’s Edge: lives of women in a climate changed world

In India's Sundarbans, climate change is fundamentally transforming the everyday lives of women living in remote chars, or river islands.

Welcoming ‘Near West’ to New Mandala

New Mandala will be home to a South Asia guest section in the lead up to India's general elections.

Death by sewage: clean-ups, caste and contracts in India

A lasting, cleaner India depends on undermining the enduring belief that removal of tainted things is the responsibility of people who are born to the task.

Where in the world is Cambodia?

The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.

‘Belligerent cohabitation’ in Timor-Leste?

The semi-presidential political system has proven robust, despite the challenges in the aftermath of the 2017–18 elections.

Watch the 2018 ANU Indonesia Update

Expert speakers discuss the state of Indonesia's politics and economy in 2018, with the focus on the status of minorities.

Malay dominance remains despite UMNO’s rout

Despite the routing of UMNO at GE14 amid regime change, Malay politicians still dominate the new coalition government.

Film review: ‘Asimetris’

A provocative documentary examines the asymmetries of Indonesia’s oil palm boom, but leaves some difficult questions unaddressed.

Jokowi’s authoritarian turn

Once hailed as the saviour of the democratic status quo, Indonesia’s president is now busily degrading democratic norms.

Audiopelago #1

The first instalment in New Mandala's new Indonesia podcast.

VIDEO: ANU Indonesia Political & Economic Update 2018

Livestream the annual in-depth updates on Indonesia's politics and economy.

Ma’ruf Amin: Jokowi’s Islamic defender or deadweight?

Progressives may hope that Ma’ruf’s conservatism will be checked by realpolitik.

[AUDIO] Whither academic freedom in Thailand?

A discussion on the state of academic freedom in Thailand, and what Australian scholars can do to show solidarity with Thai colleagues.

Constitutional reform in the Philippines: cautionary tales from Thailand

In constitution making, process matters as much as content.

A New Malaysia? #3: reform roadblocks with Bridget Welsh & Shamsul AB

Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.

Apply now to be a New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellow

New Mandala is looking for emerging Indonesian experts to write about Indonesia's biggest policy challenges in the lead up to the 2019 polls.

Philippines beyond clichés: ‘tough on crime’

Nicole Curato talks to Clarke Jones about what the 'tough on crime' mentality looks like from inside the Philippine prison system.

The Lao dam collapse: a tragedy long in the making

International donors need to own up to their own roles in the ongoing Lao hydropower tragedy.

Going forward, looking back: observations on the 2018 Cambodian election

CPP organisational and informational dominance over its rivals has been palpable.

A New Malaysia? #2: Media with Boo Su-Lyn & Zurairi AR

What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?

A New Malaysia? #1: Meredith Weiss & Ambiga Sreenevasan

The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.

Nahdlatul Ulama and the politics trap

A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.

Shariah, dakwah, and rock ’n’ roll: Pemuda Hijrah in Bandung

A movement making piety cool for youth alienated from traditional religious organisations has become a national phenomenon in Indonesia.

An interview with Ridwan Kamil

On 'black campaigns', the Islamic vote, and upcoming presidential elections.