From Timor-Leste, 'this is not a friendly letter. You’re like the black storm clouds that block us from seeing the moon.' Dadolin Murak reflects on what humanity might learn from the challenges we are facing.
Southeast Asia During COVID-19
COVID-19 flights to nowhere: radical escape or radical reimagining of the everyday?
about 6 months ago
The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?
The role of neighbourhood leaders in Indonesia’s COVID-19 response
about 7 months ago
Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.
Gendering Indonesia’s responses to COVID-19: Preliminary thoughts
about 8 months ago
The approach used in the creation of these policies ignores that women may face more difficulty in accessing the promised benefits.
Moral economies: the politics of donation in Thailand under COVID-19
about 10 months ago
During the pandemic, “immodest” or ungrateful receiving by the poor has been strongly denounced both by the state and middle-class donors.
LGBTQ+ community leaders in Indonesia: overcoming pandemic hardship
about 11 months ago
LGBTQ+ Indonesians are driving some of the most effective community responses to the hardships of the pandemic.
“SOUTHEAST ASIA IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS” SERIES
Economic disasters have a history of bringing down governments in Indonesia; COVID-19 impacts hardest on the disadvantaged in an already fragile system.
Fears of escalating repressions are growing as the state of emergency laws are used to arrest opposition affiliates and a journalist.
Nick Cheesman talks to Sara Davies about her new book on the politics of disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia
Sara Davies joins us for a coronavirus pandemic special on New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to talk about health security and political sovereignty in Southeast Asia and beyond.
“For hundreds of years, we’ve been practising so-called self-quarantine. Long before the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We called it besesandingon.”
History lessons on epidemic disease monitoring systems from the League of Nations' Singapore Bureau.
The President's handling of the Social Amelioration Program in the regions seems to betray an intention to consolidate centralised power.
With tourism making up a relatively small portion of Indonesia’s GDP, investment and household consumption do the heavy lifting in this trillion-dollar economy.
"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.
Filipino grandmothers often bear the brunt of providing and caring for their families. The Duterte government's COVID-19 response overlooks them.