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Malaysian elections: four possible scenarios

Taking a punt on what might happen in Malaysia's milestone 14th general election (GE14).

Is a ‘Malay tsunami’ on the horizon?

ANU experts assess the likelihood of the Pakatan Harapan coalition finally making inroads into the UMNO heartland.

A letter from the Thailand editor จดหมายจากบรรณาธิการ

To say that events are heating up in Thailand would be an understatement.

Prabowo didn’t just announce a presidential run

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

Cat Yen is our Thailand editor

A booster shot of on-the-ground expertise for New Mandala's coverage of Thailand.

Nicole Curato is our Philippines editor

Bringing New Mandala readers fresh perspectives on the causes and consequences of populist rule in the Philippines.

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.

Perspectives on the Past at New Mandala

Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.

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"?

Kean Wong is our GE14 editor

The experienced journalist and editor joins the New Mandala team as Contributing Editor to oversee our coverage of Malaysia's upcoming general election.

Islamic leaders don’t get their ‘copy and paste’ of Jakarta

Details on a falling out between pro-Anies Baswedan political parties and the religious leaders behind the 212 movement.

Introducing the Association for Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS)

New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."

A letter from the editor

Farewell and good riddance to 2017, and thanks to all New Mandala contributors and readers throughout the year.

New Mandala’s top posts of 2017

Revisit our 20 most-read posts published throughout the year.

An interview with Mu Sochua

The public face of Cambodia's exiled CNRP leadership on surviving and regrouping after Hun Sen's crackdown.

A new partnership with the TIFA Foundation

A frank discussion on civil society and Southeast Asia's crisis of democracy.

Comparative peacebuilding conference series calls for abstracts

Expressions of interest due by 9 October 2017.

Jokowi forges a tool of repression

Indonesia's parliament has approved Jokowi's decree on mass organisations. Here's why the law threatens the freedoms of all Indonesians.