27 February, 2017

Does the data reveal declining dictatorship in Myanmar?

Andy Buschmann

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

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Ending abuse against women in Myanmar

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

Over the rainbow

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

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.

Segregation and violence in Rakhine State

Witnessing persecution against Myanmar's Muslim minority.

Restoring Thailand’s spiritual realm

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

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.

A good day’s work

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

Myanmar’s media and Internet muzzle

The controversial communications clause being used to silence government critics.

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.