28 February, 2017

The look of a winner

Saleena Saleem

Why public image matters for Malaysia’s newest opposition party

New Comments

Does the data reveal declining dictatorship in Myanmar?

Looking at protests to assess the country's political transition.

Is hardline Islam really rising in Indonesia?

How Jokowi has kept hardliners in check.

In Trump and family we trust

Could the Trump White House brew American cronyism in the way of Asia?

Over the rainbow

Why the LGBT label runs the risk of erasing other non-normative sexual identities in Indonesia.

Ending abuse against women in Myanmar

How can a newly democratic country face up to its problematic patriarchy?

A poem and the politics of high imperialism

Kipling’s Road to Mandalay and what it says about Burmese exotica and the British Empire’s decline.

Hanging on by a ‘sin’ and a prayer

Why Ahok should brace for more racial and religious politics in Jakarta's race for governor.

Restoring Thailand’s spiritual realm

Can a new Sangha Raja heal the country’s Buddhist order and politics?

Segregation and violence in Rakhine State

Witnessing persecution against Myanmar's Muslim minority.

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

How Australia can keep afloat as Trump torpedoes global order.

Grieving as Thainess in 2017

Monarchy, tourism and grand multi-platform spectacles.

Interpreting the Jakarta election

An unusual test case for tolerance in Indonesia and Ahok's resilience.

Myanmar’s media and Internet muzzle

The controversial communications clause being used to silence government critics.

A good day’s work

Why Southeast Asia should be worried about Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor.

Will Myanmar’s march to democracy trip up?

2017 Myanmar Update to examine whether the country can overcome obstacles to reform.

The missing middle

What happened to Indonesia's moderate Islamic voices?

Mobilising Islam for political gains

A dangerous precedent for Indonesia's democracy.

Three candidates, the same vote?

Jakarta’s election and elites’ control of Indonesia’s national politics.

Prayer, peace and protest in Jakarta

Images from inside Indonesia's latest mass mobilisation to defend Islam.