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Hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, New Mandala provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. The site was established in June 2006, with co-founder Dr Nicholas Farrelly editing and running the site until 2015. In May that year, James Giggacher was appointed as editor. Since April 2017, the editor of the site has been Liam Gammon, assisted by associate editor Mish Khan. Since its inception the site has devoted its attention to the politics and societies of Southeast Asia, and especially Thailand and Myanmar. Increasingly its focus stretches to Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. New Mandala also runs a successful book review series.
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2018/09/13 | New Mandala
Repent or Duterte! How Religion Keeps the Philippines President Popular
Two academics speak to religious leaders and find that support for Duterte's War on Drugs emanates from the churches.
2018/07/24 | New Mandala
VIETNAM: Workers Protest Proposed Lease of Economic Zones to China
A draft law governing rules in the zones erodes protections for Vietnamese workers, heavily favors Chinese investors, and promotes toxic industries and gambling.
2018/07/11 | New Mandala
'Thailand 4.0': No Security in the Growing Thai Gig Economy
Thailand has high hopes for the growth of its sharing economy. Despite promising early returns for workers, there is little reason to believe they will lead to long-term stability.
2018/06/08 | New Mandala
New Government, New Opportunities in Far-From-Failing Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste is no failed state, despite outdated assumptions to the contrary.
2018/06/04 | New Mandala
Indonesian Democracy on Tenterhooks amid Global Backslide toward Despotism
In the decades since Suharto fell, has Indonesia truly transformed into a stable democracy?
2018/05/28 | New Mandala
REVIEW: 'Divergent Paths' Explains Changing Fates of Myanmar and North Korea
One was embraced as a flowering democracy, the other remains a pariah state, but both governments remain paranoid and oppressive.
2018/05/15 | New Mandala
Will Election Upheaval Influence Malaysia's Illiberal Neighbors?
Mahathir is back at the helm, but it remains an open question whether or not he represents real change.
2018/05/08 | New Mandala
ANALYSIS: Islam and Identity Politics in Malaysia and Indonesia
Politicians in Malaysia must tread a careful line when stoking religious fervor, Meredith Weiss argues.
2018/05/08 | New Mandala
Communism, Cartography and the Creation of Thai Identity
Kengkij Kitirianglarp's book examines the role of anthropology and secret maps in the creation of modern Thailand.
2018/05/04 | New Mandala
ANALYSIS: Chinese Malaysians and the Politics of Endless Division
The influential yet marginalized minority struggles to hold any sway in the upcoming election, but this could soon change.
2018/04/27 | New Mandala
OPINION: Rampant Inequality Muddles Elections in Malaysia
Malaysia's ethnic, economic and cultural divides are holding back any common vision for the future as the country struggles to bridge gaping inequality.
2018/04/14 | New Mandala
OPINION: Social Media is Running Roughshod over Rural Malaysian Politics
Technological change is reshaping traditional political loyalties in Malaysia.
2018/04/13 | New Mandala
OPINION: Malaysia's Fake News Law Will Be a Political Sledgehammer
The new law may be wielded unfairly against the state's critics.
2018/04/04 | New Mandala
Ancient Asian Cities May Hold the Key to Resisting Climate Change
While there is much talk of futuristic sci-fi solutions to climate change, there is no talk of the past.
2018/03/31 | New Mandala
The Next Election Will 'Change the Malaysian Narrative'
A panel discusses the future of Malaysia -- massive changes are underway, but the public remains unenthused about upcoming elections.
2018/03/27 | New Mandala
The World's Neglect Continues to Haunt Cambodia
The world’s feeble response to the bloody events of 1997 directly influences the situation we see today in Cambodia.