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Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar

Matthew Walton joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to talk about Buddhist ideas of...

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Unholy Alliance: Ultra-Conservatism and Political Pragmatism in Indonesia

Unholy Alliance: Ultra-Conservatism and Political Pragmatism in Indonesia

Luthfi Assyaukanie, a researcher and scholar of Islam and politics, offers his view of how hard-line Islamists have been able to capture the national stage. 

Dr. Marcus Mietzner discusses why Islamists are taking politics to the street in Indonesia and why the target is President Jokowi

We sat down with Dr. Marcus Mietzner after his talk at NYU Wagner to discuss the future of Jokowi's presidency and the recent political developments in Indonesia

Indonesia at Melbourne
Bigger than Ahok: explaining the 2 December mass rally

Bigger than Ahok: explaining the 2 December mass rally

Scholar Greg Fealy offers an important analysis of the extraordinary mobilization of Indonesians in a campaign against the Chinese Christian Governor of Jakarta, known as Ahok, who has been...

Prachatai
Statement on leaving Thailand: Andy Hall

Statement on leaving Thailand: Andy Hall

Read Andy Hall's statement detailing his reasons for leaving Thailand after a long battle defending migrant worker's rights.

The Intepreter
Why Indonesian extremists are gaining ground

Why Indonesian extremists are gaining ground

Sidney Jones, one of the leading experts on extremism in Southeast Asia, writes that Islamist extremists are gaining ground because of a lack of political leadership in Indonesia. 

The Saudis Are Coming

In 1980, Saudi Arabia started an all­ expenses-­paid university in Jakarta. The Institute for the Study of Islam and Arabic (LIPIA)...

Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia

Representative Zafar and Minister Zulkifli discussed current trends in the regional-level approaches to cultivating mutual respect in diverse...

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