Below are a selection of opinion pieces and short articles

(2023) ‘Is Asian Studies and Asia literacy in crisis in Australia and what is its future?‘ March, Melbourne Asia Review

(2023) ‘Author Interview: Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia’, 9 February, International Association of Constitutional Law

(2022) ‘Will Sean Turnell’s jail term in Myanmar force Australia into action on a country at war with its own people?ABC News, 30 September.

(2022) ‘Our most unlikely political prisoner needs action‘, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Feb [Burmese version available here]

(2021) ‘Feminisation of the Judiciary between Thick and Thin: Women as Model Minority Judges in Indonesia‘, International Association of Constitutional Law blog

(2021) Guest symposium on Women Judges, International Association of Constitutional Law blog, 2 Nov

(2021) ‘Closure of Indonesian language programs in Australian universities will weaken ties between the two countriesThe Conversation, 21 April

(2021) “Maraknya penutupan program bahasa Indonesia di berbagai kampus Australia akan lemahkan hubungan kedua negaraThe Conversation, 21 April

(2021) Myanmar’s coup and the rule of law, The Diplomat, 24 March

(2021) မြန်မာနိုင်ငံက စစ်ခုံရုံးဆိုတာ ဘာလဲ, Mizzimia, 23 March (‘What are military tribunals in Myanmar?’, English version here)

(2021) မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ မာရှယ်လောဆိုတာ ဘာလဲ , Mizzima, 17 March (‘What is martial law in Myanmar?’, English version here)

(2021) ‘Did Myanmar’s coup install an illegitimate president?’ The Diplomat, 12 March

(2021) ‘After Myanmar’s coup: Can the military hold elections? Elections Watch, 26 February

(2021) ‘The constitutional fiction of Myanmar’s coupJURIST, 18 February

(2021) ‘Myanmar coup on the pretext of a constitutional fig leafThe East Asia Forum, 4 February

(2021) ‘Myanmar’s empty promise of constitutional reformThe Interpreter, 3 February

(2021) ‘The power and ambition of Myanmar’s militaryThe Age, 2 February.

(2021) ‘Axing protection for national strategic languages is no way to build ties with AsiaThe Conversation, 9 February

(2020) ‘Government, Universities responsible for decline in Indo-Pacific Languages‘, December, The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 December

(2020) ‘Australia Indonesia relations need to talk the talk‘ 14 December, The Interpreter

(2020) ‘Anti-Democratic Constitutional Landmarks: Myanmar’s Constitutional Tribunal and the Right to Vote’ 8 December, International Association of Constitutional Law.

(2020) ‘Why Myanmar’s Elections will not be Free, Fair or Safe‘, 12 October, The Interpreter

(2020) ‘Under the cover of covid-19, Indonesia’s most respected institution under attack’ 14 September, The Sydney Morning Herald

(2020) ‘Southeast Asian democracies in declining health amid Covid-19‘ 3 July, The Interpreter

(2020) ‘Asian Law in Australian Universities: Research Centres as Critical Institutional Commitments‘ 21 April, Asian Currents

(2020) Guest editor of blog series on Trends in Asian Studies in Australia, with Ed Aspinall

(2019) ‘Illiberalism and Democratic Illusions in Myanmar‘ 20 Nov, New Mandala, also in Burmese and in Bahasa Indonesia

(2019) ‘Indonesia’s Experiment with Specialised Courts’ 1 Sept, CUP

(2019) ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia’ 8 July, Asian Currents

(2019) ‘Time to Reverse the Indonesian Language Disaster on our Shores’, 14 May, The Interpreter.

(2019) ‘Hope, Despair and the New Normal in Myanmar‘ 9 May, The Interpreter

(2019) ‘Career Champion’, 9 May, Australia Indonesia Youth Association

(2019) ‘Don’t Rely on Luck: Making the Most of the FTA with Indonesia’ 18 April, The Interpreter

(2019) ‘The Death Penalty Paradox in Buddhist Myanmar‘, 13 March, The Interpreter

(2019) ‘Renewed calls for constitutional change in Myanmar’s military-state‘, 14 March, The East Asia Forum (ANU)

(2019) ‘Press Freedom in Myanmar, 23 January, World Politics Review

(2018) ‘Myanmar’s Press Freedom Mirage‘, 20 November, The Interpreter

(2018) ‘Elections a Sham in Rakhine State‘, 1 November, The Interpreter

(2018) ‘Myanmar’s Rakhine State Crisis: Diplomatic Challenges for Australia and ASEAN‘ Disruptive Asia, The Asia Society, March

(2018) ‘Democracy and Peace Frustrated in Myanmar’, 29 January, The Interpreter

(2017) ‘The Twisted Politics of Terrorism in Myanmar‘ 12 September, The Interpreter

(2017) ‘Ahok, Indonesia’s Nemo, sentenced to jail’ 10 May, Policy Forum

(2017) ‘Myanmar’s Legal Voice of Conscience: A personal tribute, U Ko Ni’, New Mandala, 31 January (Burmese translation here)

(2016) ‘Islamist rule by law in Indonesia‘ 2 December, Policy Forum (ANU).

(2016) ‘What do blasphemy charges mean for Ahok? 22 November, Indonesia@Melbourne.

(2016) ‘Blasphemy charges against Ahok a victory for Islamists in Indonesia’, 17 November, The East Asia Forum.

(2016) ‘Reigning in Emergency Powers in Myanmar‘, 3 November, The East Asia Forum.

(2016) ‘Jokowi’s Islamist Challenge: Curbing Terrorism and Religious Intolerance’ 31 August, The Guardian

(2016) ‘The Constitutional Implications of Myanmar’s Peace Process‘, 25 July, ConstitutionNet

(2016) ‘Dawn of a Democratic Era or Dialogue with Dictators? The Challenges Ahead for Myanmar’s New Leaders’, 12 February, ConstitutionNet

(2016) ‘Indonesia: Persecution disguised as fighting terrorism‘ 28 January, The Sydney Morning Herald.

(2015) ‘Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar is misunderstood by the West’ 3 December, The Sydney Morning Herald.

(2015) ‘Why constitutional review is needed‘, 17 July, The Myanmar Times

(2015) ‘Law and Conflict in Myanmar, 11 August, New Mandala

(2015) Myanmar elections lack legitimacy without constitutional change, 25 May, East Asia Forum

(2014) ‘Reality check needed on Islam, Buddhism in Myanmar’ 17 November, New Mandala

(2014) ‘Writs but no Weapons? A Stocktake on Administrative Justice in Myanmar’ 12 November, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog.

(2014) ‘Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging‘ New Mandala, 4 November.

(2014) ‘Road to Constitutional Amendment in Myanmar Going Nowhere’ East Asia Forum [Special Edition: On the Edge in Asia] 27 March 

(2013) ‘Myanmar’s Constitutional Transition is the Military’s Call, 27 November, The Conversation

(2013) ‘Indonesian Constitutional Court rejects Blasphemy Law Case’ 23 October, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog.

(2013) ‘Teaching Myanmar’s Next Generation of Lawyers’ 18 September, East Asia Forum (ANU)

(2013) ‘Constitutional Amendment Key to 2015 Elections’ 8 August, New Mandala [ANU]

(2013) ‘Indonesian Constitutional Court reconsiders Blasphemy Law’ 30 July, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog

(2013) ‘Constitutional Writs as “Weapons” in Myanmar?’ 9 July, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog

(2013) ‘Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations and Constitutional Reform’ 21 June, East Asia Forum (ANU) [reposted in Asia Sentinel, 21 Jun, and The Irrawaddy 24 Jun]

(2013) ‘The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia’ 18 February, Right Now

(2012) ‘Law Reform and Human Rights in Indonesia-Myanmar: The Potential of National Human Rights Commissions’ No 62 (Winter) International Institute of Asian Studies 7.

(2012) ‘The Indonesian Blasphemy Case: Affirming the Legality of the Blasphemy Law’ 1(2) Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 1-4.

(2012) ‘Religious Intolerance and Law Reform Challenges in Indonesia’ 20 June, East Asia Forum (ANU).

(2012) ‘Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law: Bleak Outlook for Minority Religions’ 14 
(26 Jan) Asia Pacific Bulletin No 146.

(2012) ‘Indonesia’s Draft Law Exacerbates Religious and Ethnic Tensions’ 20 March, Asia Pacific Memo No 141 (Institute of Asian Research, UBC) 

(2012) ‘Australia-Indonesia commitment must on people-smuggling’ Crikey, 10 September, with Antje Missbach 

(2011) ‘Religious Deviancy and the Law: The Escalation of Violent Attacks Prompts Some Local Governments to Ban Ahmadiyah’ (Jul-Sept) Inside Indonesia.

(2010) ‘God and Democracy: A Christian Church is Asserting its Democratic Rights by Suing the Mayor of Depok’ 100 (April-June) Inside Indonesia with Tim Lindsey 

(2008) ‘Burma’s millstone milestone’, The Herald Sun, 20 October 2008, p 20.