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Quad and the Test for Indonesia’s Leadership in ASEAN

Will the initiative complement or sideline the existing regional architecture built by ASEAN?

The impact of COVID-19 on the civil society sector in Cambodia: a year on

The voices of and inputs from communities and civil society in national strategic development planning have not been heard.

Human rights ritualism in Southeast Asian regionalism

Regional organisations can play a wide range of roles in the human rights governance of the region, because different motivations for adopting rights and commitments result in different regional institutional designs.

Exhibition: Fighting Fear #whatshappeninginmyanmarnow

...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.

Whither labour law reform in Malaysia?

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shows the role of trade unions is even more important in defending workers’ rights during the health and social crisis.

Containing conflict and pandemic in Myanmar: an urgent mission

ASEAN has raised the bar for pushing dialogue in Myanmar: it will be a test for ASEAN's credibility to implement the consensus for real change in Myanmar.

Timor-Leste’s twin crises and what we must learn from them

Swarms of international aid and humanitarian assistance do not change long term problems, but deepen Timor-Leste’s vulnerability to shocks like coronavirus and climate-related extreme weather events.

Community pantries as everyday socialism

Aside from critiquing state inefficiency, I think community pantries are telling us something more ideological.

The value of post-conflict inclusion of youth

How do young people contribute to addressing injustices and advancing agendas of peace? 

COVID-19, food insecurity and the resilience of indigenous women in Indonesia

Protecting rural indigenous people’s control over food resources is linked to the wellbeing of migrant workers in the cities.

Seminar presentation: “History and Art History in Southeast Asia” Professor Adrian Vickers

New Mandala and the Southeast Asia Institute at The Australian National University are pleased to present this seminar by Professor Adrian Vickers, who is a Visitor in the School of Culture History and Language.

Part 2: The missing new Indonesian Left—leftist amnesia

Just as the Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th centuries overcame the dark Middle Ages by reappraising classical insights, critical history is now imperative.