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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.

Thailand Unsettled #3: Political Deadlock (with Jatuporn Prompan and Suriyasai Katasila)

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan and former yellow-shirt leader Suriyasai Katasila agree—pessimistically—that Thailand's coming elections are merely one stage in a cycle of political instability.

Swipe in the name of love? Filipina agency in interracial digital dating

Despite built-in power disadvantages, women are still asserting themselves in online matchmaking.

Building a better infrastructure policy after Indonesia’s elections

Jokowi’s overreliance on state-owned enterprises has undesirable side-effects. But the private sector has its own problems.

Challenges to Countering Violent Extremism in Indonesia

The dominant counter-terrorism policy paradigm is unnecessary limiting, and sometimes counter-productive.

The Singapore Bicentennial: it was never going to work

On the unstable historical foundations of Singapore's (supposed) two-hundredth birthday.

Introducing ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’

The latest on the ANU’s Myanmar Update conference series.

Campaigning and killing: violence against politicians in the Southern Philippines

Data on killings reconfirm how pervasive electoral violence remains.

Q&A: Sandiaga Uno on economic policy

Prabowo Subianto's running mate talks to New Mandala.

What will Indonesian women win this election?

Women are central to grassroots campaigning, but what counts as "women's issues" is still hopelessly limited.

Ungoogleable questions about Thailand’s elections, with Tewarit Maneechai

Understanding Thailand's elections may require looking beyond national politics.

Who’ll pay for Indonesia’s national health insurance?

Politicians need to make some hard decisions to make the system financially sustainable.