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In defence of Jokowinomics

Jokowi's statist developmentalism isn't perfect, but it's a realistic response to the political economy barriers that have held up private investment in infrastructure.

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.

Thailand Unsettled #4: The Deep South (with Deep South Watch)

How will the 2019 elections bear upon violent conflict in the Deep South?

The view from Papua on the 2019 elections

Voters are grateful for development projects, but aren’t giving Jokowi a pass for his human rights failures.

Exhibition review: ‘Bali: Welcome to Paradise’

Vannessa Hearman on a Dutch exhibition on Bali that "packs a punch".

Questioning Prabowo’s alliance with Islamists

Disputes that mark this pragmatic alliance should worry Islamists that Prabowo may disregard their demands.

What if Thailand’s junta can’t control the military?

General Prayuth may lead a government after elections this month, but his authority within the armed forces has long been waning.

On the 2024 campaign trail with Sandi Uno

Prabowo Subianto’s running mate is playing the long game.

A Changing Malaysia?

A new series of perspectives on the “Malaysia Baharu” from Malaysian scholars, activists, and policymakers.

Business as usual: regime change and GLCs in Malaysia

Pakatan is using state enterprise as a tool of patronage just as well as Barisan.

Fishing for votes in Indonesia

Fishers have become emblematic of the "wong cilik" this election, but their political engagement remains fragmented and localised.

A looming Australian boom in Indonesian contemporary art?

Australian institutions and their patrons were slow to wake up to Indonesian artists, but the future looks encouraging.