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Explaining the surprises and upsets of Thailand’s 2019 election

Kanokrat Lertchoosakul on Pheu Thai's drop in seats, Future Forward's electoral breakthrough and the Democrat decline

Conserving a New Malaysia

Does the change in Malaysian government provide hope for some of the world’s most diverse forests and wildlife?

Mindanao’s future in four conversations

Interviews with Philippine youth voting for first time reveal manifold views of election campaigns

Singapore’s online falsehoods bill will deepen a culture of self-censorship

If the government gets to decide what’s "false", abuse of anti-disinformation laws is all but guaranteed.

Politics and peanuts

A creative reflection on everyday life in Duterte's stronghold.

Indonesia’s election and the return of ideological competition

Renewed rivalry between pluralists and Islamists coexists with catch-all patronage politics.

Thailand’s tainted Election Commission

At the heart of the controversies over Thailand's 2019 election sits the Election Commission.

Standing for parliament, and against mining in Kalimantan

Some Indonesian politicians are taking on the industries which dominate politics in their regions. But can working in the system change much?

Polarisation in Indonesia: what if perception is reality?

Considering whether five years of Jokowi–Prabowo competition is dividing Indonesian society.

Indonesia’s real infrastructure challenge: getting people out of their cars

Road building is good for the economy overall but does little to solve the congestion that plagues Indonesia’s major provinces.

Campaigning in the shadow of Ahok in NTT

Fears of intolerant Islamic movements have intensified identity politics in Christian communities in the east.

Indonesia: How the polls are performing

There’s little reason not to expect a comfortable win for Jokowi, but difficulties in predicting legislative election results remain.