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Brewing for democracy: digital activism & the #MilkTeaAlliance

Digital activism, identity, and transnational contentious politics

Academics call on Government to protect stranded Myanmar students

A group of academics is urging the Federal Government to grant humanitarian protection visas to a small cohort of gifted students.

The network origin of the Thai youth revolution

Since 2014, young activists have set up underground spaces across Thailand, laying ground for today's movements

‘Other Possible Worlds’ Contemporary art from Thailand

Investigating urbanisation, the environment, inequality, and the political rights and duties of Thai people.

SDGs in North Sumatra: climate action, peace, justice, and institutions

...local government appears to be taking no clear steps toward mitigating natural disasters and climate change.

Fragrant Frontier: The editors’ account

...a borderland–frontier in a state of flux, where social and environmental trajectories are diverse, dynamic, and consequential...

NBSEAS talks to Jonathan Saha on “Colonizing Animals: Interspecies Empire in Myanmar”

Saha brings together the emerging field of animal studies with the more established field of postcolonial studies.

Bullets and ballots: violent politics and extremism in southern Philippines

Violence was avoided this election, but is more likely in the 2025 BARMM regional elections

People’s power and resistance in Southeast Asia in comparison: a roundtable

...movements signify the transformative potential of people’s power & its inherent precarity; state responses to protestors’ demands range widely...

“Building Back Better” than what? Lessons in Indonesia after volcanic eruptions

The Sendai Framework lays out clear actions to reduce disaster risk. But how effective is it?

A “Pangulo” ideology: leader-centrism and the return of a Marcos presidency

History, morality and facts become subservient to the success and protection of the individual leader.

Timor-Leste’s deep politics and the enigma of Xanana Gusmao

In 2018, Gusmao's reframing of his modernist vision through a lulik alliance signalled a return to his cultural roots that assisted in regaining his waning charisma.