• Nov 01, 2018
It was no secret that when the then-92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad became prime minister after an historic election win earlier this year, he planned to give up the position to rival-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim. But how exactly will that play out?
• Oct 30, 2018
A recently released song by a Thai rap group that criticises Thailand’s military-led government has gone viral and sparked controversy in the country
• Oct 29, 2018
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named failed vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr as his potential heir-apparent. But is the nation ready for another Marcos presidency?
• Oct 17, 2018
One year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stood in the ruins of the southern city of Marawi and declared it ‘liberated’ from terrorist influence. But for the tens of thousands of civilians still unable to return to their homes, the ongoing presence of the Philippine military and the unflinching rule of martial law suggest not liberation but occupation
Developing countries claim that Australia, Japan and the US have failed to contribute their fair share to the Green Climate Fund of the 2015 Paris Agreement
By Lesly Lotha • Sep 24, 2018
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has survived corruption accusations, a four-year detention and a serious illness to become house speaker of the parliament. But can she bring her power to bear to fulfil President Rodrigo Duterte’s dream of a new Philippines?
By Paul Millar • Sep 18, 2018
Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to revoke the amnesty and seek the arrest of government critic Senator Antonio Trillanes, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to political analyst Aries Arugay on the politics behind the story
By Thomas Brent • Sep 17, 2018
Malaysia’s promise of reform is in full bloom after the ruling coalition’s shock defeat, but despite rumblings of democracy, civil rights strides remain – for now, perhaps – elusive
By Nithin Coca • Sep 04, 2018
There is optimism following the 100 days of Malaysia’s new government – but the country’s marginalised groups wonder if it will go far enough to fight for equal rights
By Josef Benedict • Aug 22, 2018
When Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Timor-Leste on her first official visit to the country in nearly five years, it marked a milestone in the countries’ relationship. But the friendly welcome belies the tension remaining between the neighbours
By Sophie Raynor • Aug 01, 2018
As the US ramps up sanctions against Prime Minister Hun Sen's closest allies, Cambodian political analyst Lao Mong Hay discusses the power of international pressure
By Paul Millar • Jul 31, 2018
Lim Guan Eng
Malaysia’s new finance minister, Lim Guan Eng, has stated he doesn’t care about being “unpopular” – but can Mahathir Mohamad’s new government fix the $250 billion deficit without abandoning campaign promises?
By Paul Millar • Jul 19, 2018