Myanmar's political and historical realities are a huge challenge for the international response. But the world, including Australia, can still do more to help.
The quantity of laws being passed in Naypyidaw is impressive. The quality is another matter.
Crude speculation about ‘land grabs’ obscures the complex historical roots of today’s Rohingya persecution.
Tentang sejarah ideologi kesukuan di belakang penindasan Rohingya.
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Some thoughts on the paradoxes of kingly imagery and (in)visibility in the age of Vajiralongkorn.
Nick Nostitz reflects on photographing the political rise and fall of Thailand's first female PM.
The new constitution leaves booby traps for any incoming civilian government.
INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR
Why some perceived a racist dog whistle in Anies Baswedan's inaugural address.
The destruction of centuries past should focus the region on preparing for Indonesia’s next mega-eruption.
The article that got its author reported for libel for comparing Megawati and Aung San Suu Kyi.
A spike in mosque construction is an oft-cited symbol of Indonesia's "Islamisation". But data suggest it's not actually happening.
Alarming rhetoric from officials is coinciding with an apparent spike in the use of deadly force by police.
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 2017 commune elections don't point to a decisive result for either the CPP or CNRP next year.
Mounting Maranao frustration could cause further radicalisation after military operations end.
The schooling system makes reading Jose Rizal a chore in the eyes of many young Filipinos. Vicente Rafael and Benedict Anderson's work on Rizal can help them to rediscover the power of his literature.
Preventing more Marawis means appreciating how failures of governance open pathways for radicalisation in Mindanao.
A new film tells the bittersweet story of a young Rohingya refugee's quest for a selfie with Najib.
As Rohingya and supporters gather to remember those buried at Wang Kelian, corruption and official inertia perpetuate human trafficking.
Threatened by neglect and officialdom, can the great Malay tradition of Joget Gamelan make a comeback?