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China

Forgotten art history: the art of Chinese-Indonesian women in the 20th century

Uncovering transnational and gendered experiences reveals a far richer and more multifaceted picture of Indonesian art and identity.

Going under? Belt and Road megaprojects and sovereign debt in Laos

Financial ruptures have flowed on from an aggressive dam-building spree in Laos.

Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia, 2005-2019: Patterns and Significance

Sovereignty concerns arise over foreign ownership of critical national assets, and foreign control of service provision in critical sectors.

The price for neutrality is reform and preparedness

The current version of ASEAN is inadequate to implement a robust neutrality enforcement policy that follows a “strong neutrality” and “cohesive neutrality” principle.

Public opinion and civil society: shaping Indonesia’s South China Sea Policy?

Public opinion should force the Indonesian government to consider and adjust its policies and responses to China in the South China Sea.

What lurks beyond the Belt and Road in Myanmar?

A reflection on China-Myanmar relations ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit on 17 January 2020.

How Deng and his heirs misunderstood Singapore

Chinese elites have looked to Singapore as a model throughout much of the reform era, but have failed to understand what made the city-state tick.

Perspectives on the Past at New Mandala

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

The Philippines’ Chinese FDI boom: more politics than geopolitics

A common logic—play nice with Beijing, get investment—doesn't fit the facts in the Philippines.

The future of Xi’s Belt Road Initiative

President's vision lacks strategy.

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.

Moving beyond the Myitsone dam dilemma

How a historical China-Myanmar border treaty can help smooth troubled waters.

Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN

Are there still signs for optimism in ASEAN?

The east is red

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

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.

Najib’s China legacy

Is Malaysia turning its back on the West?

Duterte banks on Beijing for political gain

The political economy of the Philippines’ shift to China.

The US, Myanmar and the dragon in the background

Why Beijing benefits from softer US sanctions on Myanmar.

A rise in anti-Chinese rhetoric

Politics, economics and religion are to blame, writes Hew Wai Weng.

A statement on the South China Sea ruling

Indonesia foreign policy experts call for respect and restraint.