- Indonesia and the Rohingya: de-legitimising democracy?
- Naypyitaw stories: From street trader to hotel manager
- Islam and the state in Myanmar
- Action needed in the Buddhist-Muslim zone
- Rice, repression and rule by force
- The empire strikes back
- Re-shooting the elephant
- Manila’s motorised mayhem
- Making sense of Myanmar’s continuing conflicts
- The luxury of space in Naypyitaw
- A missing boat and a missing voice
- Ethnic politics from the capital
- A happy end for Abhisit
- Rule-breaking and the Rohingya
- The Rohingya and regional failure
- Review of Finding Their Voice
17 April 2015 11:24 AM | 3 Comments
Peter Chaudhry reviews a beautifully written and confidently argued book that authoritatively charts the rise of Isan and the people of that regionRead More
- Review of Drug Law Reform
05 March 2015 1:44 PM | 8 Comments
Jacqui Baker provides a timely review of a volume addressing one of the region's human rights policy flashpoints.Read More
- Review of Burma’s Spring
20 January 2015 8:02 AM | 28 Comments
Chit Win reviews a book about Myanmar that offers stories so real, yet so often overlooked.Read More
- Review of Storytelling in Thailand and Laos
16 January 2015 9:02 AM | 1 Comment
Arthid Sheravanichkul reviews a book that focuses on the Vessantara Jataka scroll painted by Sopha Pangchat (1909-1966)Read More
- Review of Red Stamps and Gold Stars
29 December 2014 11:52 PM | 4 Comments
Keith Barney reviews a useful resource for both senior scholars and younger researchers embarking upon fieldwork for the first timeRead More
- Review of Kingdom in Crisis
12 November 2014 12:24 AM | 22 Comments
Patrick Jory and Lee Jones offer two distinctive reviews of an important new book on royal succession and democracy in ThailandRead More
- Review of Catch-Up Industrialization
05 November 2014 8:15 AM | 2 Comments
Rick Doner reviews an impressive study that addresses the core challenges facing "late developers"Read More
- Review of Personal Names in Asia
29 October 2014 12:31 AM | 2 Comments
Nicholas Farrelly reviews an important book on naming practices across the Asian regionRead More
- Review of A History of Phuket
17 October 2014 7:03 AM | No Comments
New Mandala's Book Review Editor, Michael Montesano, looks closely at a physically massive and generally sprawling contributionRead More
- Review of Brothers in Arms
13 October 2014 7:32 AM | 2 Comments
Ian Storey reviews a masterful account of China’s failed policy of support for Democratic KampucheaRead More
- Review of Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens
29 September 2014 7:20 AM | 10 Comments
E. Bruce Reynolds reviews a new book that he doubts will be the final word on an endlessly intriguing subjectRead More
- Review of Finding Their Voice
How the Asian migrant crisis is putting democratic credentials to the test.
Olivia Cable talks to a 26-year-old about how he made his life in Myanmar’s capital.
Melissa Crouch on the politics of belonging in Myanmar and the need to reframe understanding of the nation’s Muslim populations.
Myanmar’s troubled western borderlands are in the news again with headlines about the trade in human desperation.
A fast-changing Myanmar must bed down peace and end decades of civil war if it hopes to cement the progress of recent reforms.
All the details on the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update Conference at ANU on 5-6 June 2015.
Soaking up the penthouse view in Myanmar’s increasingly urbane capital.
Indonesia’s oligarchs are flexing their muscles. But to what extent were they defeated by Jokowi in the first place?
How the Rohingya have been cast adrift by all and sundry.
Calm, change and collaboration key to repairing tested ties, writes Felicity Norman.
The missed opportunity of aid cuts to Indonesia.
Thailand’s ongoing coup culture leaves a bad taste at home and abroad.
Occasional New Mandala commentator, and very minor royal, Nuat Namman Na Thoeng provides a tribute to Abhisit’s extraordinary electoral record.
John Draper and David Streckfuss provide a timely introduction to the subject of minority rights and mapping of ethnolinguistic groups in Thailand.
David Camroux compares Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and Tôn Duc Thang
Najib Razak should be careful, reminds Bridget Welsh, as excessive taxation has thrice led to rebellion in Malaysia.
Angie Ngoc Tran examines the causes and consequences of a recent strike of over 90,000 Vietnamese workers for social insurance justice.
A new social class, with high morals, lavish salaries, and anti-majoritarian missions, will probably do Thailand more harm than good
Masturah Alatas explores the contentious notion of “Chinese privilege” in Singapore