"Most fundamentally, the study of politics requires attention to identity."
Our knowledge of Asia, our learning, our relationships and our expertise have been under fire for the last 20 years.
Where to now for Myanmar Studies? New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a rapidly changing field.
A discussion on the power and limits of colonial racial categories; Hadramis, Sayyids and Sharifas in maritime Southeast Asia; modernity and cultural hybridity; the descendants of Arabs in the Malay world today;
Anti-LGBT groups merges scientific jargon with religious conservatism to deliberately obscure the larger terrain of academic debates.
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.
The ILO is making slow but sure progress towards SDGs on human trafficking and forced labour in Myanmar, writes Gary Rynhart.
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
The role of youth and students has been sidelined in the history of the resistance movement.
A glimpse into the current state of mother tongue education and its connections to the broader ethnic reconciliation process.
The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.
Medieval artefacts and manuscripts are explored by Alex West to give insight on the deep past of Southeast Asia.
On colonial legacies and austerity economics.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Expressions of interest due by 9 October 2017.
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.
The 'Lazy Native' at 40 can’t speak English and is a gangster on wheels, writes Masturah Alatas.
Former student Cam Hawker reflects on his time in Southeast Asia with acclaimed scholar Des Ball.
Nicholas Farrelly pays tribute to one of the world's leading strategic studies scholars.
New Mandala invites readers to celebrate the life and career of an extraordinary scholar.