On-the-ground studies find enormous variety and behaviour that often confound the conventional categorisations of religious type.
Acceptance starts from home: The role of families of LGBTI+ youth
Parent-led networks have created tremendous impact for the LGBTI+ movement in Asia.
NBSEAS on “The Road to Dien Bien Phu: A History of the First War for Vietnam”
How were the Vietnamese communists able to achieve their remarkable victory over powerful French colonial forces?
Public programs weekend: Our Grandfather Road
Interact with some of the most socially-engaged and topical art produced by contemporary artists both emerging and established from the region
Our Grandfather Road—The (gendered) body & place in contemporary Southeast Asian art
Against monolithic narratives of womanhood, nationhood, regionalism; emphasising body & environment.
Civil society in the Mekong: What can we learn from environmental struggles?
As political space contracts, the role for informal networks or coalitions expands.
“Mandatory” deaths for the poor, get out of jail free card for the rich in Asia
The fact that dirty money needs to be cleaned provides opportunities for law enforcement agencies in ASEAN to collectively monitor drug lords and drug traffickers.
Antisemitism in Southeast Asia: Stories from Jerusalem to Jakarta
Southeast Asian antisemitism has often bemused scholars and researchers, because it has been described as an antisemitism without Jews.
Brewing for democracy: digital activism & the #MilkTeaAlliance
Digital activism, identity, and transnational contentious politics
People’s power and resistance in Southeast Asia in comparison: a roundtable
...movements signify the transformative potential of people’s power & its inherent precarity; state responses to protestors’ demands range widely...
Myanmar’s anti-junta forces are terrorists, says the Institute for Economics and Peace
Empirical data is not politically neutral, nor does it speak for itself. Divorced from its original context, it can cause harm.
No protection, more repression: freedom of expression in Southeast Asia
...these are fundamentally contrary to the principles of international human rights law and fail to meet the principle of “legal certainty” of international law.
Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s media landscape
By intentionally devising concealment strategies that maintain the core messages...research participants demonstrate their commitment to continue producing critical information while avoiding punishment.
Marcos or Robredo? Assessing the dynamics of the May 2022 Philippine presidential elections
Will Leni Robredo be able to overcome Bongbong Marcos’s decisive lead in the surveys?
Forum: Marcos or Robredo? Assessing dynamics of the May 2022 Philippine Elections
A forum examining the dynamics of the upcoming national election in the Philippines.
Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1
APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.
Coercing mobility: Territory, displacement & SE Asian Muslim Movements
Displacement is a key contributor to the trajectories of “Muslim” politics around the region...
What does the US-China AI rivalry mean for Southeast Asia?
...railing against Chinese government-dominated initiatives and the Digital Silk Road is not an adequate strategy, but other countries could improve their own strategies.
New Mandala and environmental justice in 2022 – call for submissions
New Mandala invites submissions on the most pressing environmental justice issues in the Southeast Asia.
2021: Déjà vu and new devastation – New Mandala’s year that was
New Mandala is taking a break, in the meantime we leave readers with reflections & the top posts of 2022.
Unravelling gender-Based violence in Southeast Asia
It is essential for governments, together with grassroots communities and academia, to actively educate society.
Indifference in diversity: ignorance & apathy towards refugees in Indonesia
A new documentary seeks to explore the plight of refugees in Indonesia seeking resettlement in Australia.
COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Public health, social impacts, and political attitudes
Southeast Asian citizens are not providing carte blanche to their governments to wind back civil liberties and political rights.