Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front struggles to sustain a dual image of moderation and militancy.
In its rhetoric the MILF "is forced to walk a tightrope between two extremes", seeking credibility as a negotiator and as champion of Islam.
In both countries, ugly populist politics is a direct result of legitimate concerns about crime and corruption.
"Many were emotionally triggered by this part-testimonial, part-theatrical, and part-documentary theatre"
"We are drawn into the lives of four characters, each with a separate monologue"
The play highlights "raw and conflicted stories based on real lives in the drug war".
"Tao Po invites us to listen to four people’s intimate accounts of the [Philippines'] drug war."
Introducing a series of short reflections on Tao Po, a one-person play that grapples with the Philippines' drug war.
How exactly can local & international humanitarian actors work better in the context of clear power disparities?
On waiting for public transport and the inequalities of reconstruction.
Researchers' snapshots of the problems of rebuilding after disaster.
Post-typhooon resettlement has made the lives of many more precarious.
The post-Yolanda resettlement process has broken the networks of support in urban poor communities.
An introduction to the essential scholarship on Philippine history, politics, culture and society.
Subnational variation in extrajudicial killings speaks to the political logic behind the campaign.
Survey data suggest Dutertismo isn't necessarily out of line with popular values.
Is Pia Wurtzbach, winner of Miss Universe 2015, the contemporary articulation of Philippines beauty standards?
Despite Manila's push for peace, the NPA shows no signs of coming to the table.
How does one channel an intimate politics of caring without reinforcing the practices of patronage and clientelism?
Do Filipinos really look to America for ideas about the 'good life'?
Jayeel Cornelio and Erron Media explore how religious perceptions feeds into Duterte's popularity.
What we learn about the federalism debate from scholars of Philippine law.