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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.

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.

Twenty years of Indonesian democracy—how many more?

Two decades after Suharto’s fall, it’s hard to see a return to dictatorship—or to declare the democratic status quo safe.

Kartini and ‘Kartini’

On the many meanings of Hari Kartini, Indonesia's annual celebration of its most famous colonial-era feminist thinker.

Prabowo didn’t just announce a presidential run

A supposed announcement of his candidacy actually reemphasises how ambivalent Prabowo is about fighting Jokowi again.

Civil society and the media after Hun Sen’s crackdown

A discussion about how civil society organisations and the media are adapting to growing authoritarianism in Cambodia.

Jokowi shares the blame for MD3 debacle

The MD3 saga lays bare not only the DPR's attempt to shield itself from public accountability, but the dysfunctionality of governance under Jokowi.

Lee Morgenbesser on Hun Sen

A quick interview with a scholar of authoritarianism on what's over the horizon for Cambodia after Hun Sen's 2017 crackdown on the opposition.

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.

The “orang gila” scare in Indonesia

What's behind a fresh panic about attacks on Islamic figures at the hands of "crazy people"?