Humanitarian work without the recognition of the CDM will provoke public distrust and rejection.
The 2014 coup interrupted mechanisms of local democracy that emerged from innovations in the 1997 constitution.
Large COVID outbreaks in prisons are only a part of a bigger problem in terms of the state overlooking the welfare of prisoners.
Resistance in Ubon Ratchathani has historically endured repression and recently pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic intersects with Duterte’s murderous plague, Filipinos are faced with clear lessons that can be brought to bear in the next election.
If Duterte has failed to deliver, why do so many local politicians remain beholden to him?
Focusing on the actors shows that despite government and lobbyists’ claims about representing small players, their actions more support already dominant big business.
The current arrangements slow initial local responses without a corresponding payoff.
The current restricted environment for CSOs, especially those advocating on human rights and accountability, is almost certain to continue in post-2020 Myanmar.
The rising wave of peaceful protests in Thailand has reached a critical juncture where the state’s response will determine whether another event of mass bloodshed is written into Thai history.
A new report analyses debates around social cohesion and a failed proposal for a National Harmony Commission in Malaysia in light of Pakatan Harapan's collapse
Islamists continue to mobilise based on political considerations rather than science and public health concerns.
The COVID-19 crisis tested the boundaries of federal-state relations when decisions from the centre were not received well by state governments.
The President's handling of the Social Amelioration Program in the regions seems to betray an intention to consolidate centralised power.
"Can Indonesia have food security without security?" Colum Graham looks at who really benefits from the government’s recent measures to address Indonesia’s food crisis.
Lawmakers have an opportunity to work with experts in civil society and academia to make politics less dependent on financial sponsors.