By Adele Webb PHOTO: Rodrigo Duterte presents a contrast to the country's traditional political establishment. (AFP: Noel Celis) The Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte may be bold, brash and "Trump-like" but he also offers an alternative to the old politics that have left many disaffected. Time will tell...

By Jonathan Bogais SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais explores the complexity of the process to civilianize Myanmar - and the transition from social control to social contract - in his latest essay published by the Washington-based Middle East Institute for the Middle East/Asia Project. This...

[caption id="attachment_9421" align="alignleft" width="274"] Dr. Jonathan Bogais, Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney[/caption] SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais wrote a timely article on Myanmar for the German-Southeast Center for excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance based at...

With the main political opposition disabled and an increasingly authoritarian government, Cambodia faces a political crisis, writes JONATHAN BOGAIS. Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis, facing a return to the autocratic modus operandi that has been the hallmark of its politics for many...

SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais, talks to Cambodian government spokesman Mr Phay Siphan live on Channel News Asia’s “Between the Lines” as Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis. Cambodia’s emergent democracy is at a critical juncture.  The government faces a backlash...

Myanmar’s controversial race and religion laws could be a trigger for a revolt against the country’s newly elected government, warns JONATHAN BOGAIS. Speaking at his Masoe-yin monastery quarters in Mandalay about the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) victory in the historic Myanmar elections, U Wirathu, the...

SDN Associate Jonathan Bogais, adjunct associate professor at University of Sydney, discusses the significance of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Chinese leaders. IMAGE: Sakharov Prize award to Aung San Suu Kyi by Martin Schulz at the European Parliament in Strasbourg October 22, 2013...

By Jonathan Bogais As the November 2015 elections approach, Myanmar’s politics have reached a critical juncture. It is a moment in the nation’s complex history during which patterns of interaction between individuals, groups, organizations, and authorities are set to unravel and place institutional arrangements on trajectories...

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