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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?
2018/05/25 | The Interpreter
Confronting Coldstore: Why Singapore Must Face Its Past
There is still time for those who took part in epoch-making events in Singapore's history to give their personal testimony.
2018/05/23 | Netusha Naidu
OPINION: 'Critical Optimism' Lights Malaysia's Way Forward
A personal narrative of how GE14 flew in the face of expectations of a global democratic decline.
2018/05/18 | Chee Soon Juan
OPINION: Singapore Must Accept Protest to Emulate Malaysian Tsunami
It has taken Malaysia decades of civil and political struggle to achieve democratic regime change.
2018/05/01 | TNL Staff
SINGAPORE: Open Letter on PJ Thum and Academic Freedom in Singapore
The controversy over hearings investigating fake news in Singapore have attracted international condemnation.
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.
2018/03/20 | Suzanne Pepper
OPINION: Hong Kong's Occupy Fervor Finally Evaporates at Polls
Hong Kong's democracy movement is pondering its next move as voters lose hope at the ballot box.
Has Cambodia's Democracy Come to an End?
Cambodia may be transitioning to a new Chinese-inspired model of government.
2018/01/22 | David Green
Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change
Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.
2018/01/19 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Taiwan's Glorious Balancing Act
Taiwan is spinning pirouettes while the rest of the region plods towards authoritarianism, according to a Freedom House report.
2017/12/01 | Damien Spry
Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy
Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.
2017/12/01 | Adam Hatch
OPINION: Taiwan Must Come to its Own Defense
If Taiwan is so outclassed militarily, why should Taipei bother with military expenditures at all?
2017/11/29 | David Green
Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs
Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 
2017/10/29 | Dan Slater
Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia
For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.
2017/10/10 | Mong Palatino
Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore?
An artist and political activist was standing alone before the Parliament House, holding a mirror as an act of performance art. He was led away by the police and detained until he posted bail the next day.