- The neo-authoritarian threat in the Philippines
- Thailand’s containment constitution
- The rise of Indonesian digital art
- Counting the cost of 1MDB
- Myanmar past and present: two views
- New year, new politics?
- A look at Laos’ future leaders
- Orangutans and ‘non-human’ rights
- Will Laos be a lousy ASEAN leader?
- Muzzling Timor’s media
- The seeds of hope
- Duterte’s rape joke no laughing matter
- Seeking a “zone of safety”
- NLD needs to prioritise labour reform
- The quiet erosion of parliamentary immunity in Cambodia
- Review of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
30 March 2016 4:00 PM | 1 Comment
A 'detective story' that should become the standard work in field of Vietnamese medicine for many years to come.Read More
- The days when boys became men
23 March 2016 12:30 PM | 11 Comments
A guerrilla perspective on an uprising, independence and the power of nationalism in Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Scholarship and engagement in mainland Southeast Asia
11 March 2016 4:00 PM | No Comments
Andrew Alan Johnson looks at a collection of essays honouring Chayan Vaddhanaphuti.Read More
- Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s royalist history
07 March 2016 2:00 PM | 14 Comments
New Mandala co-founder Andrew Walker reviews 'A kingdom in crisis'.Read More
- Stuck fast; review of Troubled transit
03 February 2016 10:50 AM | 5 Comments
Duncan Graham reflects on Antje Missbach's compelling study of asylum seekers trapped in Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Unequal Thailand
12 January 2016 1:33 PM | 9 Comments
New volume tackles the challenges of Thailand's oligarchy.Read More
- Review of Blood, Dreams and Gold
14 December 2015 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
A personal, accessible and important account of Myanmar's political transition.Read More
- Review of General Ne Win: A Political Biography
23 November 2015 9:46 AM | 4 Comments
An illuminating and important study of one of Burma’s most controversial political figures.Read More
- Review of Under Bright Lights
20 November 2015 2:42 PM | 2 Comments
Global glamour and local squalor collide in Bobby Benedicto's work on gay Manila.Read More
- Review of A Prince in a Republic
24 October 2015 1:55 PM | 3 Comments
John Monfries' book on one of Java's greatest rulers offers new perspectives on key political problems in 20th century Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Embodied Nation
23 September 2015 2:11 PM | 1 Comment
This book reveals how modern sport and physicality has shaped modern Laos history.Read More
- Review of The Divine Eye and the Diaspora
13 September 2015 1:04 AM | No Comments
This new book sheds light on the group that became Vietnam’s most famous syncretic ‘new religion’ of the twentieth centuryRead More
- Review of The Wheel-Turner and His House
05 August 2015 1:01 PM | 20 Comments
According to Patrick McCormick, the story of a great Burmese king has not always been what it seems.Read More
- Bradley C. Davis joins New Mandala as book editor
25 June 2015 2:33 PM | No Comments
Davis replaces outgoing editor Dr Michael Montesano.Read More
- Review of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
Why presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is a danger to democracy.
New charter attempts to cure two ‘illnesses’ plaguing Thai democracy.
Contemporary art is breaking new boundaries and tackling important issues.
Andrew Selth looks at the hardships the country still faces today.
Podcasts from a panel discussion on Malaysia’s political polarisation.
Should we recognise humanity in another species?
How a grassroots voting project could revive Malaysia’s democracy.
When it comes to urban planning, lines of exclusion and inclusion need to be redrawn.
Myanmar must move beyond highly personalised political drama, writes Nicholas Farrelly.
How Indonesia’s ‘state care’ is making beggars, buskers and the homeless more vulnerable.
New government needs to focus on workers’ rights and conditions, writes Trevor Wilson.
Transition from closed command to open economy could yield big returns.
It’s time to take a longer view on a complex issue, writes TF Rhoden.
Ministerial visit shows that Jokowi’s government still lacks genuine solutions when it comes to troubled region.
Who’s who in the communist state’s new leadership team.
Many doubt whether this year’s chair of ASEAN is up to the job.
Freedom of the press is under threat with case against local reporter.
Philippines presidential candidate’s comments on Australian victim leave a bad taste.
Return to ‘lawfare’ as one side of politics uses constitution to attack the other.
A war on outsiders in the self-styled ‘abode of peace’?