Antisemitism in Southeast Asia: Stories from Jerusalem to Jakarta

Southeast Asian antisemitism has often bemused scholars and researchers, because it has been described as an antisemitism without Jews.

Millenia of maritime mastery: Philip Bowring’s ‘Empire of the Winds’

Though Austronesians operated in networks of oceanic trading that stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean for thousands of years, both the term and cultural grouping are little known.

Syariah by surprise in Brunei

The latest extension of Islamic criminal law was kept under wraps, even for Bruneians.

New Mandala’s most read in 2018

Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.

Perspectives on the Past at New Mandala

Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.

ASEAN: same, same not different

Why trade trumps tolerance in the regional bloc.

Who buried The Brunei Times?

More bad news for press freedom in Southeast Asia.

Backlash and benevolence in Brunei

Are politics in the absolute monarchy more open?

Brunei’s stateless left in a state of confusion

A war on outsiders in the self-styled ‘abode of peace’?