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When illiberal social media takes over democratic Philippines

Social media has amplified, rather than created, an existing culture of disinformation.

How Deng and his heirs misunderstood Singapore

Chinese elites have looked to Singapore as a model throughout much of the reform era, but have failed to understand what made the city-state tick.

Pakatan Harapan has the momentum in Sarawak

Time is running out for the state's rebranded BN government, despite a late embrace of 'state nationalism'.

Thailand’s first elections in the post-Bhumibol era

On the prospects for a durable authoritarian politics after the 'Bhumibol Consensus'.

Did Duterte change the rules of Philippine elections?

Dutertismo still hasn’t fundamentally changed how political power is sought and won.

Introducing the New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellows

Exploring the politics of policy, and policy in politics, during the 2019 elections.

The Khon Kaen Model(s): when terror and transportation infrastructure meet

The two "Khon Kaen Models"—one an alleged red-shirt terrorist plot and the other a transit infrastructure project—effectively model the process by which the junta secures obedience.

Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections

History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.

An end-of-2018 letter from the editor

A year of growth and experimentation at New Mandala, with an even bigger year ahead.

The Malaysian economy faces turbulence abroad after regime change

The 'new Malaysia' challenge is to redefine its trade and industrial policies, and to work out where the new sources of growth and tax revenue can be, more so after the GST's removal.

Film Review: Ten Years Thailand

What bleak stories can be told about what Thailand will be like in a decade, when Thais have already lived under nearly five years of military rule? The film Ten Years Thailand grapples with that very question.

New Mandala’s most read in 2018

Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.