How Australia's 'stop the boats' policy is prolonging the Rohingya's suffering.
The Rohingya and regional failure
ASEAN fails in efforts to be 'people-centred' when it comes to Rohingya refugees.
Southeast Asian elections worst in the world
According to a new study, Southeast Asia performs worse on overall electoral integrity than any other region in the world
Democratic values and human rights in ASEAN
James Gomez and Robin Ramcharan highlight the findings of a recent journal special issue
Southeast Asian Islam, gentle and ungentle
Clive Kessler's third and final article investigating the links between Islam, violence and Southeast Asia.
On “supersessionism”: Abrahamic faiths in history
Clive Kessler's second of three articles exploring the history of Islam, violence and Southeast Asia
Securitisation of Australian Aid
Tim Frewer argues the Australian aid industry is captured by those who will pursue the logic of security on behalf of Australians
In the shoes of reporters in Naypyitaw
Olivia Cable asked Summit reporters what they thought of the ASEAN Summit and Naypyitaw
Female faces at the ASEAN Summit in Naypyitaw
Olivia Cable presents a photo-essay that captures but a handful of the female faces at the Summit this week
Pre-game in Naypyitaw
In this post Olivia Cable sketches a close-up portrait of the preparations for Naypyitaw's big week in the spotlight
Press coverage reaches new heights in Naypyitaw
From inside the media pack at the ASEAN Summit, New Mandala correspondent Olivia Cable stands tall
What Tony Abbott said in Naypyitaw
Olivia Cable provides a summary of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's speech during his first visit to Myanmar
The 25th ASEAN Summit in Naypyitaw
Olivia Cable presents her first report from Naypyitaw's ASEAN summit
Another view of the Ramkhamhaeng inscription
D. Hellmann-Rajanayagam and Ruediger Korff suggest that a long, trans-regional story still needs to be fully told
More Southeast Asia commentary
New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly highlights some recent essays on Indonesia and Thailand
Rights go regional
A new book shows how regional organisations like ASEAN are helping spread human rights in Asia.
Murky democratic dawn in Southeast Asia
Michael Vatikiotis suggests that for established elites it's their replaceability in a democratic system that is hardest to swallow
Islam, a religion of peace
Timothy Daniels provides a response to Clive Kessler's article noting that context is important in understanding the basis of religious violence.
Writing for New Mandala
Co-founder Nicholas Farrelly announces an open call for submissions from the next generation of leading Southeast Asia analysts
Competition: Speaking of Southeast Asia
New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly announces a new competition for regional wordsmiths seeking immortality
Dissonance in Malaysia-Japan relations
The dissonance between Abe and Najib is explained by the current status of their long dominant parties
Return to the fold
The shadow of Myanmar’s past military rule won’t harm its new-found place as a respected member of ASEAN and the region, writes Mathew Davies
Myanmar as middle power
Burma is becoming a regional player in Southeast Asia, writes Gareth Robinson
Myanmar’s ASEAN challenges
Ludovica Marchi asks if Myanmar can rise to the challenges of ASEAN chairmanship?