From time-to-time, we ask New Mandala readers for suggestions of particular topics or questions which they feel are worthy of further analysis or reflection. Long-time readers will know that the ongoing political and social conflict in Thailand often chews up much of our collective energies.

But I thought that this might be a good time to invite ideas from readers and commentators about other topics in mainland Southeast Asia that you would like to see considered here that, perhaps, do not tend to receive sufficient attention.

I’m certain that there are many good ideas out there. What are the topics that are usually overlooked? How can we best go about trying to understand them? Basically, what would you like to see discussed here on New Mandala?