The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.
Thai–Myanmar relations are on the up. But what happens to the large and still-marginalised migrant communities in Thai border towns like Mae Sot?
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
Claims of widespread Rohingya radicalisation in Malaysia don't ring true on the ground.
New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."
Amid challenges to NGO participation in peace process, churches have filled the void.
Further isolating the Myanmar public from international perspectives will do nothing to help the Rohingya.
Scholars are meant to understand and explain the roots of atrocities. But do situations like that of the Rohingya demand that they do more?
One of Myanmar's most revered monks reassures soldiers that norms of nonviolence are suspended in the course of defending the faith.
It’s past time for us to ditch simplistic ideas of “civil society” and its relationship with democracy in the region.
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Myanmar's political and historical realities are a huge challenge for the international response. But the world, including Australia, can still do more to help.
The quantity of laws being passed in Naypyidaw is impressive. The quality is another matter.
Crude speculation about ‘land grabs’ obscures the complex historical roots of today’s Rohingya persecution.
Tentang sejarah ideologi kesukuan di belakang penindasan Rohingya.
If the government doesn't turn back from the path it's taking in Rakhine, the consequences for Myanmar's future will be severe.
The discussion around the history of the Rohingya, at its worst, deflects attention away from the problem of defining citizenship through ethnic indigeneity.
The likely result of leaving the Tatmadaw to its own devices in dealing with ARSA is the creation of yet another insurgency.
Myanmar women aren’t relying on outsiders to call out discrimination, or to organise to demand their rights.
Despite connecting with EAO leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to garner local support among minority communities.
Land rights for displaced people are a critical, yet often overlooked, part of rebuilding livelihoods in Myanmar's conflict areas.
Greater democratisation will probably occur in spite of, not because of, Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.
MP's Constituency Development Funds are criticised for promoting clientelism. But we should take a more nuanced view of their role in Myanmar's new politics.