Authoritarian successor parties can be an important part of democratic consolidation, so we shouldn’t necessarily welcome a weak USDP.
Andrew Selth's recollections of the hazards of the rumour mill in Ne Win-era Myanmar.
Weary of Myanmar’s elite-driven peace process, some communities in Karen State are trying something different.
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 latest on the ANU’s Myanmar Update conference series.
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.
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.
A look at historical census data yeilds little evidence of widespread illegal migration from Bangladesh.
Revolutionary music can be a window into the social foundations of Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Organisations.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
With the expulsion of the Rohingya largely a fait accompli, the world must face up to engaging with a very different Myanmar.
The Myanmar-China relationship has a surprisingly volatile history, with much at stake for both parties.
Ben Dunant reviews "North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths", which paints Myanmar and North Korea regimes less as outposts of tyranny and more as rational actors.
The Australian National University's long running Myanmar Update series addresses the theme of 'Living with Myanmar' in 2019.
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."