Farewell 2019

Welcome to the final New Mandala post for 2019. As the year (and the decade!) draws to a close we’ll be taking a break for a few weeks and be back with all the best Southeast Asia analysis for you in early January 2020.

First off, I must thank everyone who has made New Mandala possible over the course of the last year. I came on board halfway through the year and humbly acknowledge all of the excellent work done by my predecessor, Liam Gammon. You can read his reflections on his time in this farewell post. New Mandala has benefited from the work of Cat Yen as Assistant Editor and played host to talented ANU interns who helped keep everything running smoothly, thanks go to Hiroki, Serena, Olivia, Alia, Natalie, and Andre. This year also saw the establishment of the New Mandala Advisory Board and I thank colleagues on that board, and more generally, for their advice and wisdom. And, of course, we would be nothing without our authors and readers – thank you all for your contributions to another successful year for New Mandala.

To keep you occupied during our hiatus, compiled below are our most read posts for 2019 with a few extra Editor’s picks so you can catch up on anything you missed or revisit some old favourites.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020 and continuing to bring you a range of analysis, anecdote, and new perspectives on Southeast Asia.

Most Read Posts for 2019

Editor’s Picks

New Mandala’s most read in 2018

Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.