Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
ANU conference examines how and why illiberalism remains inherent to political order in mainland Southeast Asia, and what might be done about it.
The idea that China will “bail out” Cambodia if the West applies sanctions is fanciful, and the government knows it.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.
The Nuon Chua and Khieu Samphan verdicts are likely a fitting end for the ECCC and its complicated legacy.
The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.
On nationalism, religion, archaeology, folklore and pseudo-history.
The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.
Studying structural reconfigurations of nature and society in the Mekong region and beyond.
The dismissal of the case against Im Chaem highlights longstanding worries about the future viability of the ECCC.
CPP organisational and informational dominance over its rivals has been palpable.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.
The fall of great premodern Southeast Asian settlements offers hints about what climate change has in store for today's megacities.
What we see today in Cambodia is a direct outcome of the events of 1997, and the world’s feeble response then.
A discussion about how civil society organisations and the media are adapting to growing authoritarianism in Cambodia.
A quick interview with a scholar of authoritarianism on what's over the horizon for Cambodia after Hun Sen's 2017 crackdown on the opposition.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.
Read the former Australian foreign minister's remarks made at the "Cambodia on the Brink" conference in Canberra.
Special forum in Canberra brings together scholars and civil society to survey the effects of Hun Sen's crackdown.