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Rupture—hydropower dams in Cambodia as “engines of extraction”

Hydropower dams in Cambodia generate extensive processes of commodification and extraction, feeding the country’s vast shadow economy.

Post GE2020, there has never been a greater need for freedom of information

GE2020 results suggests a greater focus on the details of policy making rather than the broad strokes of policy proposals, making freedom of information increasingly relevant.

China won’t end Myanmar’s conflict with the United Wa State Army

China will continue supporting Ethnic Armed Organisations with cultural and economic ties to China.

LGBTQ+ community leaders in Indonesia: overcoming pandemic hardship

LGBTQ+ Indonesians are driving some of the most effective community responses to the hardships of the pandemic.

Filipino students use “padungog-dungog” to resist educational inequality

Many Filipino students don't have computers or internet access for online learning during COVID-19. On "subaltern social media strategies" for demanding equitable access.

Rupture—conceptualising nature-society transformation

Sango Mahanty explains how mega infrastructure projects such as hydropower are dramatically transforming nature and society in our region.

Writing History in Premodern Java

The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.

When carrots are not enough: Singapore’s actually fairly exciting general election

...A substantial share of the population wants debate...and a shift from the conceit of “apolitical” technocratic management.

“Rice for Fish”: Karen counter-narratives of self-sufficiency and Thainess

Karen-led initiatives such as "Rice for Fish" are challenging Bangkok-centric stereotypes that ethnic minorities are lazy, backwards and in need of the state's intervention.