Critical perspectives on the challenges facing civil society amid Southeast Asia's crisis of democracy.
The majoritarian first-past-the-post system has had its day. It’s time to think about bold options for reform.
The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.
With the expulsion of the Rohingya largely a fait accompli, the world must face up to engaging with a very different Myanmar.
Nearly two decades of decentralisation have shown the promise and challenges for Indonesia's civil society.
Looking at Indonesia's grassroots neighbourhood associations helps us understand the perils of aligning civil society with elite interests.
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.
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.
Crackdowns on ‘fake news’ producers aren’t enough—Indonesian voters need better journalism and greater digital literacy.
The public face of Cambodia's exiled CNRP leadership on surviving and regrouping after Hun Sen's crackdown.
ASEAN's human rights mechanisms reflect the body's prioritising the interests of national elites. Don't expect it to be of use in resolving the Rohingya crisis.
On the distinctive energy young people are bringing to campaigns for democracy and good governance in Malaysia.
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?