The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast talks to Tam Ngo about her new book on protestantism in Hmong society in Vietnam.
Terence Gomez's 'Minister of Finance Incorporated' is a important statement on Malaysian political economy, comparable to James Puthucheary's of 58 years ago.
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS
Crackdowns on ‘fake news’ producers aren’t enough—Indonesian voters need better journalism and greater digital literacy.
The public face of Cambodia's exiled CNRP leadership on surviving and regrouping after Hun Sen's crackdown.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
REVIEWS, NEWS & OBITUARIES
New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."
INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR
Details on a falling out between pro-Anies Baswedan political parties and the religious leaders behind the 212 movement.
An ethnic Chinese convert to hardline Islam stands out in Indonesia’s crowded Islamic preaching market.
In insisting that “animist” faiths be given a lower status than “religion”, Islamic leaders ignore how the false divide between them was constructed in the first place.
Jokowi moved quickly to shift a controversial armed forces chief into retirement. The 2019 elections were at the front of his mind.
Nasihat dari seorang wartawan Indonesia bagi kawan-kawannya yang meliput isu-isu Papua.
The dissolution of the CNRP protects the prime minister’s position in the short term, but may backfire in the long run.
Two factors: the CPP is spooked by its declining electoral fortunes, and the west hasn't spoken up for democracy.
Cambodian officials in their own words on how the CPP and state power are one and the same.
The status quo isn't sustainable, but none of the likely exit strategies for the junta will give it what it wants.
Patrick Jory and Tyrell Haberkorn on the cremation of King Bhumibol.
Two Thai scholars on what the weekend's cremation of King Bhumibol signifies for Thailand.
MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
The novelist's work remains a useful window on the politics of freedom of (and from) speech in Singapore.
Lee Kuan Yew isn't to blame if Singapore's political class can't let go of him.
The case for why Malaysia’s next election is winnable for Pakatan Harapan.
Amid challenges to NGO participation in peace process, churches have filled the void.
Further isolating the Myanmar public from international perspectives will do nothing to help the Rohingya.
Scholars are meant to understand and explain the roots of atrocities. But do situations like that of the Rohingya demand that they do more?
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How an English dictionary documents different eras of linguistic exchange between Filipinos and their colonisers.
Duterte’s violent response to local threats has reignited Mindanao’s conflicts. Regional allies should stand up to his government, not prop it up.
Mishandling the return of civilian evacuees risks creating new pockets of sympathy for violent extremist groups.