Parent-led networks have created tremendous impact for the LGBTI+ movement in Asia.
RISE 2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic
From remote Torres Strait to mega-cities like Jakarta, enforced climate refugee status continues to increase.
Thailand’s long-anticipated submarine deal has hit yet another snag
What maritime threat does Thailand face that surface ships cannot handle more effectively and cheaply?
Effective third-sector actors in aid on the Thailand-Myanmar border
Myanmar CSOs have experience providing aid in the border areas and social capital with the war on community.
Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1
APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.
2021: Déjà vu and new devastation – New Mandala’s year that was
New Mandala is taking a break, in the meantime we leave readers with reflections & the top posts of 2022.
Unravelling gender-Based violence in Southeast Asia
It is essential for governments, together with grassroots communities and academia, to actively educate society.
“Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo”
"....when you actually sit down and look at what happened, the locals were key participants in all of these war activities."
Indifference in diversity: ignorance & apathy towards refugees in Indonesia
A new documentary seeks to explore the plight of refugees in Indonesia seeking resettlement in Australia.
Pivot to ASEAN: why Biden should pay attention to Southeast Asia
America’s overlapping strategic interests concerning the South China Sea necessitate diplomatic engagement with ASEAN.
Letter from the editor: Will Australia’s “place” in Asia seem like history for future generations?
Our knowledge of Asia, our learning, our relationships and our expertise have been under fire for the last 20 years.
Scientific homophobia: misusing science in Indonesia
Anti-LGBT groups merges scientific jargon with religious conservatism to deliberately obscure the larger terrain of academic debates.
Nationalist rhetoric is impeding climate action in Indonesia
Indonesia's environmental policies are at odds with the rhetoric around palm oil production and Indonesians are not equipped with enough information to understand the risks of a changing climate.
Trapped: slavery in the 21st century
The ILO is making slow but sure progress towards SDGs on human trafficking and forced labour in Myanmar, writes Gary Rynhart.
44 Years after invasion: East Timor’s 1975 generation
The role of youth and students has been sidelined in the history of the resistance movement.
Lost in tongue: the politics of mother tongue education in Myanmar
A glimpse into the current state of mother tongue education and its connections to the broader ethnic reconciliation process.
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.
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