The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.
New research reveals how patriarchal public attitudes combine with unfriendly institutions to hamper women’s electoral success.
Divisions in Cambodia's opposition have created divergent ideas about the best path forward.
Reflections on the ups and downs of New Mandala and the future for online academic engagement.
Lawmakers have an opportunity to work with experts in civil society and academia to make politics less dependent on financial sponsors.
The make-up of Joko Widodo’s second-term cabinet confirms worrying trends.
Exploring possible paths to justice for crimes against the Rohingya.
New report "Tracking Digitial Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine Midterm Election".
If he’s serious about building Indonesia’s “human capital”, Jokowi should make mental health a policy priority.
Progress for pro-women policy requires being honest about the social and political barriers activists face.
What happens when civil society, the media, and policymakers are based in different cities?
Indonesia needs evidence-based policy, not policy-based evidence.
The 2019 ANU Indonesia Update conference takes stock of Indonesian democracy.
Authoritarian successor parties can be an important part of democratic consolidation, so we shouldn’t necessarily welcome a weak USDP.
Economic change is eroding the political power of traditional custodians of land in this part of Eastern Indonesia.
Jokowi owes his victory to NU support, and NU expects both material and ideological dividends.
New survey data show how strongly partisanship effects Indonesians’ policy preferences.
The reformist chairman of Indonesia's Investment Coordination Board (BKPM) spoke to ANU's Hall Hill for New Mandala.
The “i-Suri” scheme shows the PH government continues to make limited strides toward women’s progress.
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.