A year of growth and experimentation at New Mandala, with an even bigger year ahead.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
An eccentric—and violent—Islamic preacher has been catapulted to fame in Indonesia after becoming a target of the authorities.
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.
"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."
A proposal for marriage registration cards is an invitation for more moral surveillance of Indonesian citizens.
The ‘new Malaysia’ is viewed with sceptical eyes in poor rural communities in Johor.
The Nuon Chua and Khieu Samphan verdicts are likely a fitting end for the ECCC and its complicated legacy.
In India's Sundarbans, climate change is fundamentally transforming the everyday lives of women living in remote chars, or river islands.
New Mandala will be home to a South Asia guest section in the lead up to India's general elections.
A lasting, cleaner India depends on undermining the enduring belief that removal of tainted things is the responsibility of people who are born to the task.
The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.
The semi-presidential political system has proven robust, despite the challenges in the aftermath of the 2017–18 elections.
Expert speakers discuss the state of Indonesia's politics and economy in 2018, with the focus on the status of minorities.
Despite the routing of UMNO at GE14 amid regime change, Malay politicians still dominate the new coalition government.
A provocative documentary examines the asymmetries of Indonesia’s oil palm boom, but leaves some difficult questions unaddressed.
Once hailed as the saviour of the democratic status quo, Indonesia’s president is now busily degrading democratic norms.
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Progressives may hope that Ma’ruf’s conservatism will be checked by realpolitik.
A discussion on the state of academic freedom in Thailand, and what Australian scholars can do to show solidarity with Thai colleagues.