Jokowi's controversial new cabinet aims to secure buy-in from elites for large-scale economic reform. Will the wager pay off?
Excusing the inexcusable: re-thinking political legitimacy in the Philippines beyond the notions of support and loyalty
The role of excusing what others find inexcusable is a crucial part of understanding Filipino politics.
During the 1960–70s, Thai government agencies distributed vinyl records to raise awareness of elections. As historical documents, they offer insight into the country's turbulent political history.
How can Thailand “move on” from a decade of mass political contestation—unrest which was halted, but hardly resolved, by large-scale state violence and the military’s eventual seizure of power?
"The advent of the Commoners’ Party represents a more exciting, radical break with the status quo [than the Future Forward Party]—one that has so far kept class privilege of the likes of Juangroongruangkit intact," writes Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn.
เศรษฐกิจแพลตฟอร์มจากมุมมองของแรงงานในประเทศไทย Platforms such as Uber and Airbnb entice labourers into job insecurities that may not be perceptible in the short term.
Part two of Anon Chawalawan's compilation of the activist inventiveness that has survived the NCPO's four-year rule.
‘Thainess’ only truly laid down its roots at the end of the 1970s. ความเป็นไทยหรือการเป็นคนไทยเพิ่งจะลงหลักปักฐานจริงๆก็ในปลายทศวรรษ 1970 เท่านั้นเอง
Farewell and good riddance to 2017, and thanks to all New Mandala contributors and readers throughout the year.
CONFERENCE | JAKARTA
"Civic space, human rights, and the trajectory of democracy in ASEAN countries"
ANU's premier Indonesian studies event will explore the nationalist zeitgeist [re]emerging under Jokowi.
A journalist's reflections on reporting Indonesia’s anti-LGBT crackdown from a position of western privilege.
How inspiration and creativity is vital for Myanmar's education system.
High stakes in court ruling on Beijing's controversial nine-dash line and South China Sea claims.
Peter Carey’s ensnarement in the Prabowo campaign is a warning for us all, says Ed Aspinall. *Updated with added response from Peter Carey.
South-East Asian countries may stand independent politically and economically but they are still trapped within the syndrome of intellectual colonization.
Mixed together from yak butter, salt and boiled tea brew, buttered tea is said to be an important supplement to the Tibetan diet. Tibetans don’t care too much about the quality of tea, but care more about the quality of the butter.