Pakatan Harapan had promised academic freedom and institutional autonomy for public universities. Can it—or will it—deliver?
Despite Malaysia’s record of economic growth since the 1970s, poverty remains a persistent, and especially vexing, problem. How likely is a structural remedy under the new PH government?
Saigon’s hidden presidential palace and forgotten president: the Republic of Cochinchina and Nguyễn Văn Thinh
Reconsidering an oft-overlooked chapter in Vietnam’s decolonisation.
Party-hopping and partisan polarisation have characterised the post-GE14 landscape. What are the implications?
Can Malaysia's new government depend on its unelected Islamic bureaucracy?
Duterte’s success on 13 May entrenches populism further.
"Pengundi yang dilupakan: Orang Asli dan Malaysia Baru"
Two years on since Marawi's siege and the city remains in ruin. Will locals ever be able to return?
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
BN's former youth chief on how the party is adapting to opposition, and how it wins back power.
Does the change in Malaysian government provide hope for some of the world’s most diverse forests and wildlife?
Interviews with Philippine youth voting for first time reveal manifold views of election campaigns
If the government gets to decide what’s "false", abuse of anti-disinformation laws is all but guaranteed.
Renewed rivalry between pluralists and Islamists coexists with catch-all patronage politics.
Some Indonesian politicians are taking on the industries which dominate politics in their regions. But can working in the system change much?
Considering whether five years of Jokowi–Prabowo competition is dividing Indonesian society.
Road building is good for the economy overall but does little to solve the congestion that plagues Indonesia’s major provinces.
Fears of intolerant Islamic movements have intensified identity politics in Christian communities in the east.
There’s little reason not to expect a comfortable win for Jokowi, but difficulties in predicting legislative election results remain.
Socially conservative female candidates are making their mark in the 2019 legislative elections.
Islamic boarding schools are ground zero for Jokowi’s efforts to win over the Muslim grassroots. Ideology and patronage are both playing a part.
Answering New Mandala's questions on the "New Malaysia" and its place in the region and the world.
Populism has left liberal democracy on the defensive. Liberals might think to adopt elements of Duterte's populist idiom.