May 08, 2019
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
By Nishtha Chugh
The entire region is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.
May 07, 2019
To Buru Island: A Journey to the Dark Side of Indonesia’s Past
By Duncan Graham
Mars Noersmono’s story is a first-person account of a nation’s shame.
May 02, 2019
Brunei: When Sharia Meets Social Media
By Asif Ullah Khan
The Sultanate’s Sharia law sparked criticism abroad – and at home, where dissent is not often tolerated.
April 29, 2019
Who Will Win the Philippines’ Midterm Elections?
By Mark R. Thompson
The opposition needs a miracle, but the Philippine midterm campaign also points to problems ahead for Duterte.
April 23, 2019
Indonesia’s Surprisingly Quiet Election
By Nithin Coca
In an era of increased electoral polarization and agitation, what are the lessons of Indonesia’s tame campaign?
April 19, 2019
Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh
By Nicholas Muller
The northernmost and most conservative province of Aceh is a stronghold for opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto.
April 16, 2019
What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?
By Danielle Keeton-Olsen
The government is once again heralding oil and gas prospects offshore and on, but it’s done so twice before.
April 11, 2019
The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
By Ian Morse
Indonesia’s natural resource industry funds both campaigns – which may be why it remains free from debate.
April 04, 2019
Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?
By Ana Salvá
Activists believe that the situation for trans people has not changed at all, or has arguably gotten even worse.
April 03, 2019
Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia
By Austin Bodetti
Huawei’s already substantial presence in the sultanate is likely to extend to building Brunei’s 5G network.
April 02, 2019
Defending Myanmar's Remaining Environmental Treasures
By Scott Ezell
Unique programs led by indigenous peoples are protecting wildlife biodiversity in Karen state.
March 29, 2019
Thailand’s Election Impasse
By Nicholas Muller
The first election in Thailand since the 2014 coup has so far brought more confusion than clarity.