Rematch: Joko, Prabowo and the democracy experiment

Rematch: Joko, Prabowo and the democracy experiment

The Indonesian president and opposition leader will again vie for the presidency. But five years on, they face a vastly different voter landscape

Breaking the female glass ceiling

Breaking the female glass ceiling

Can information technology help Indonesian women bust through barriers? A growing organization adamantly says “Yes We Can.”

It’s a Trump-knock world for us

It’s a Trump-knock world for us

The current United States administration is like nothing that has been seen in recent history. Let’s try to figure it out.

Indonesia: Genetic diversity 101

Indonesia: Genetic diversity 101

The country has the opportunity to cash in on its unique biodiversity – not to mention save itself and perhaps the entire planet

Hacking and the darker side of social media

Hacking and the darker side of social media

The United States’ 2016 presidential election was hacked. So what makes Indonesia think that it’s ready for April?

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

Jokowi vs Prabowo: The Rematch

In search of a presidential electoral system

In search of a presidential electoral system

Free and fair elections have brought many good things for Indonesia – if you overlook the tangle of legislative and presidential elections....

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have a change in attitude toward Australia, and there has been a return to its...

The connections are what count

The connections are what count

India, China and the World: A Connected History Reviewed by Nayan Chanda

Year 70: The United States and Indonesia

Year 70: The United States and Indonesia

The last several decades of bilateral cooperation have been tremendous for Indonesia’s development. With a few changes, imagine what...

Indonesia’s quiet success explained

Indonesia’s quiet success explained

Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis to Confidence By Vasuki Shastry (Straits Times Press, 2018, 194 pp) Reviewed by Salil Tripathi

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

Arab Gulf states are intervening more assertively in sub-Saharan Africa to capitalize on economic opportunities and protect their...

A new and uncomfortable global reality for 2019

A new and uncomfortable global reality for 2019

While the United States will escalate its strategic offensive against China with tariffs, sanctions, regulatory buffers around emerging...

The sinking city

The sinking city

Wanted: Smart grads with dirty hands

Wanted: Smart grads with dirty hands

Vocational education has been touted as a way to push Indonesia up the skills chain and provide jobs. But it’s not working out that...

Halal and the economy

Halal and the economy

This year should see Indonesia enact a dramatic new law on halal products, making it the world’s largest halal market. But what are...