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Extricating Indonesian children from ISIS influence abroad

Bringing them home is the only option that addresses both the humanitarian and security aim of weakening Indonesian links to terrorist networks abroad. 

Malaysia: The New Political Normal, for Now

The promise of the “New Malaysia” that would emerge after the historic 2018 election has been delayed again indefinitely.

Citizens or foreigners? A socio-legal perspective on persecution of Rohingyas

The NUG needs to develop clear vision for a more equal and inclusive Myanmar.

The election, the pandemic, and the coup: insights from the 2021 Myanmar Update

The health response has been repeatedly undermined and hampered by the authoritarian tendencies of coup leaders.

‘The East’ in a transnational context: The Indonesian War of Independence in film

Ethical questions around Dutch soldiers’ actions on which the film reflects are less urgent in Indonesian films.

Thai Update 2021: Crisis management and long-term implications

The economy, and domestic and foreign policy will be in sharp focus at the Thai Update 2021 at The Australian National University (ANU).

Surviving Four Disasters in Sumba

This is not a series of incidental disasters, but the result of structural problems related to capitalist expansion, climate change and recurring global epidemics

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Public health, social impacts, and political attitudes

Southeast Asian citizens are not providing carte blanche to their governments to wind back civil liberties and political rights.

Cambodian workers need employment security and freedom from fear

...garment employers regularly used COVID-19 as a pretext to target union members. The pandemic has been weaponised to get rid of trade unions.

Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia, 2005-2019: Patterns and Significance

Sovereignty concerns arise over foreign ownership of critical national assets, and foreign control of service provision in critical sectors.

NBSEAS discusses “Uneasy Military Encounters” with Ruth Streicher

Streicher spent time researching this troubled region talking to local civilians, activists, journalists, academics, as well as military conscripts and senior officers.

COVID-19: a closer look from Jakarta

A personal tragedy illustrates a larger disaster playing out across the city.