Editors’ Note: these videos were recorded at the Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia conference hosted by the Australian National University on 8–9 April 2019. You can get more details about the conference here.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
It’s past time for us to ditch simplistic ideas of “civil society” and its relationship with democracy in the region.
History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.
The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.
A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.