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Review: “Thai Diplomacy”

Edited interviews with Tej Bunnag provide "unvarnished insights" and "nuanced history" for students of Thai foreign policy.

Farmers, Facebook and Myanmar’s coup

New analysis shows how a surge of online resistance in the countryside faded amid fear and self-censorship.

The places that once were: remembering Marawi

Reconstruction efforts need to consider the role of spaces and images in building peace.

Selective moderation: Indonesia–UAE religious diplomacy

Pragmatic political interests lie behind the promotion of ‘moderate’ Islam in both countries.

Image-making as necessity in Fighting Fear II

A recent exhibition showcased Myanmar artists' responses to the coup and resistance to it.

Power, illegality and impunity in Indonesia’s plantation zone

Palm oil companies can act with impunity because of corporate–state collusion and a lack of organised resistance.

The rise of performance politics in Indonesia?

What does it mean for Indonesia’s political development when elites and voters view democracy in instrumental terms?

Indonesia and North Korea: warm memories of the Cold War

Friendly ties to Pyongyang have been an emblem of non-alignment for generations of Indonesian foreign policy makers.

Indonesia’s virtual capital

In the online version of Nusantara, nobody can hear you protest.

A labour agenda for Malaysia

Economic redistribution should start from giving workers bargaining power long denied to them.

New Mandala’s most-read in 2022

A look back on New Mandala's greatest hits of 2022 as the site takes a summer hiatus.

Indonesia’s new criminal code turns representatives into rulers

The new law isn’t the final nail in the coffin for democracy, but it’s a hammer for anyone who wants to drive one in.