13 June, 2018

Assessing the Rohingya crisis

Nicholas Farrelly

With the expulsion of the Rohingya largely a fait accompli, the world must face up to engaging with a very different Myanmar.

THAILAND AT NEW MANDALA

What’s behind the “purging” of the Thai sangha?

The reasons behind several recent demotions and arrests of high-ranking Bangkok monks are more politically conniving than simply an attempt to “purify" the sangha.

Indonesia & East Timor

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Measuring religious intolerance across Indonesian provinces

Trying out a more sophisticated measure of how religious intolerance varies across Indonesia's provinces.

Timor-Leste is no failing state

Apocalyptic portrayals of the country's future distract us from what its real problems are, and how to address them.

Retronesia: The Years of Building Dangerously

A forgotten cultural frontier reveals Indonesia's version of mid-century modernism

GE14 at New Mandala

Malaysia’s political transformation(s): preliminary reflections

Thinking about the major causes and consequences of Malaysia's historic election result.

PHILIPPINES

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Dismantling a liberal constitution, one institution at a time

We should worry that the impeachment of the Philippines' chief judge signals a new phase in the sidelining of Duterte critics.

First tragedy, then farce: unlearned lessons of reconstructing ravaged cities

The Philippines’ poor track record in reconstructing cities affected by disaster and conflict is manifest in Marawi’s case, a year since the siege.

Happy-washing: how a ‘happiness campaign’ hurts disaster survivors

Tacloban's new tourism campaign is a coverup of five years of post-Yolanda devastation.

PoP picks @ ASAA

PoP's completely biased top picks for the 2018 Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PAST

OTHER COUNTRIES & TOPICS

SEE THE NEW MANDALA ARCHIVES

Call for papers: Myanmar Update 2019

The Australian National University's long running Myanmar Update series addresses the theme of 'Living with Myanmar' in 2019.

Lee Morgenbesser on ‘Behind the Façade’

The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.

Can our cities survive climate catastrophe? Ancient Asia may hold the key

The fall of great premodern Southeast Asian settlements offers hints about what climate change has in store for today's megacities.