...there are grounds for doubting that counter-polarisation is the real reason for many recent political manoeuvres.
The new president and the rule of law, the judiciary, patterns of political mobilisation, and media and disinformation.
A group of academics is urging the Federal Government to grant humanitarian protection visas to a small cohort of gifted students.
While observers might be surprised that Jokowi harboured despotic tendencies, never had he hid his stripes...The essence of the tragedy is the circularity of a flawed system and bad actors.
Will Leni Robredo be able to overcome Bongbong Marcos’s decisive lead in the surveys?
A forum examining the dynamics of the upcoming national election in the Philippines.
Military officials have vowed to “learn to walk with only a few friends”, and weather international isolation and economic sanctions.
Poor consultation with local residents and traditional land owners, elite links and opaque deals with concession holders leave the new capital project vulnerable.
The story of these youths' contribution to the liberation of their homeland is yet to be fully written.
Indonesia’s decision to gamble with a degree of its strategic autonomy should thus be regarded as the latest reinterpretation of jalan tengah.
Humanitarian work without the recognition of the CDM will provoke public distrust and rejection.
These events are heavily political in the distinctively clientelistic sense that dominates in Indonesia.
Online and social media shows that several political parties are actively involved in the vaccination program.
"I saw for the first time that Buddhist philosophy was connected to daily struggles and politics at a very fundamental level."
Southeast Asian citizens are not providing carte blanche to their governments to wind back civil liberties and political rights.
...creating spaces for civil society should be integral to post-pandemic recovery and reconstruction plans.
Incorporating women's experiences and skills would improve pandemic responses.
Survey data points to a certain fragility in FPI’s support, but the longer-term consequences of banning of FPI may be a greater cause for concern.
How do ordinary Filipinos make sense of their experiences of disinformation during elections?
Has the coup has brought these groups closer together or deepened disunity, and reduced the likelihood of the formation of the federal army?
Large COVID outbreaks in prisons are only a part of a bigger problem in terms of the state overlooking the welfare of prisoners.
Losing key Parliamentary functions exacerbates a lack of “checks and balances”
Women of different ages and social backgrounds have been at the heart of the Myanmar protests, giving the women's movement unprecedented visibility.
Despite the seeming incredulity of the military and USDP’s claims of fraud, there is reason to take the Tatmadaw’s insistence on the legitimacy of its constitutional claims seriously.