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24 April, 2017

Interpreting communal violence in Myanmar

Nick Cheesman

On the nature of communal violence in Myanmar, and divergent Burmese and international interpretations of its causes.

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Kingdom of fear (and favour)

Pavin Chachavalpongpun: Vajiralongkorn has been ruthless in consolidating his position within Thailand's ruling elite.

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Last orders in Bangkok

The creativity, informality, and disorderliness of Bangkok's street vendors couldn't survive the junta's impulses for social control.

Film review: By The Time It Gets Dark/ดาวคะนอง

Anocha Suwichakornpong's new film haunts long after the credits are over.

R.I.P orange bajaj

The end of an era for the iconic form of transportation?

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Tackling sex re-assignment surgery in Malaysia

Understanding the state’s aversion towards sex-reassignment in Malaysia.

The Aceh Party’s Defeat

The Aceh Party needs revolutionary internal change.

Malaysia’s electoral reform: more important than ever

How can Malaysia overhaul its authoritarian and corrupt political structure?

The irony of integrity

Why Phra Dhammajayo does not turn himself in.

The problem with a one woman show

Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD.

Cambodian youth: shaping relations with Vietnam

How can youth help enhance relations with Vietnam?

Blocking Papua from the Truth

How Indonesia continues to suppress press freedom in Papua.

Responding to Myanmar’s humanitarian crises

Jürg Montani on humanitarian action in Myanmar.

Slashing livelihoods

How poor policy understanding of slash and burn farming has impacted communities.

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West Papua worries

Why West Papua remains a sore point in the relationship between Canberra and Jakarta.

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Piercing the corrupt corporate veil

Can Indonesia roll its way out of another corruption scandal?

Suu Kyi’s state of denial

Silence on Rohingya issue is hard to justify. It's also dangerous.

Risk, gossip and retribution in Thailand

Skydiving, insubordination and rule under the new king.