Asia-Pacific Affairs

Indonesia’s democratic paradox

The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.

A colonial cross of gold: the roots of economic conservatism in the Philippines

On colonial legacies and austerity economics.

Comparative peacebuilding conference series calls for abstracts

Expressions of interest due by 9 October 2017.

An important message about New Mandala comments

Our editor, Liam Gammon, offers some advice on getting your comment published.

New editor for New Mandala

New Mandala founder Nicholas Farrelly announces Liam Gammon's new role

The future of Xi’s Belt Road Initiative

President's vision lacks strategy.

Killing Kim

Political sanctuary, assassination and why Kim Jong Nam’s killing won’t be the last.

In Trump and family we trust

Could the Trump White House brew American cronyism in the way of Asia?

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

How Australia can keep afloat as Trump torpedoes global order.

US vs them

What a Trump presidency means for peace and stability in our region.

The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.

Travels with Des Ball

Former student Cam Hawker reflects on his time in Southeast Asia with acclaimed scholar Des Ball.

Professor Des Ball AO: the insurgent intellectual

Nicholas Farrelly pays tribute to one of the world's leading strategic studies scholars.

ANU to remember Des Ball

New Mandala invites readers to celebrate the life and career of an extraordinary scholar.

The geopolitics of Pokémon GO in Asia

Danielle Cave looks at how a viral mobile video game reflects regional tensions.

Afraid new world

Why the world should be wary of a weary superpower under new management.

President Trump and Southeast Asia

The United States' engagement with Southeast Asia could soon be over, writes Tom Pepinsky.

With Trump, Beijing trumps Washington

Why a Trump presidency is a major setback for US-Southeast Asia ties.

Girt by sea

Australia’s limited choices in the South China Sea.

Professor, speak up and make a difference

The crucial role that academics need to play in speaking truth to troubling political power.

A shroud of violence in the Philippines

Why does Filipino society paradoxically accept violent means to contain violence?

How Australia Plus became Australia minus

Australia’s television service for the Asia Pacific is a turn off.

Australia offline in an online world

Time to position Australia as a digital player.

The go-to site on Southeast Asia

Peter Drysdale, co-founder of East Asia Forum reflects on New Mandala's first decade.