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

Love thy neighbor

Love thy neighbor

Can Oz-Indo FPA move from paper to practice?

Does Indonesia even care about Palu?

Does Indonesia even care about Palu?

With it’s power plant still unrepaired, where will Palu’s electricity come from?

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

Russian veto hampering efforts to rid nation of such weapons

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Communists and illegal immigrants stirring up government fears

Jokowi vs Prabowo: The Rematch

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

An American library in 1965 Indonesia

Indonesia micro-business

Maneuvering within Islam’s narrative space

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.”

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?

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...

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...

The sinking city

The sinking city

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

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

Better safe than sorry? Understanding the risk management and governance guidelines to maintain data and network security is more...

Unrepresented, unheard. Is Indonesia an inclusive democracy?

Unrepresented, unheard. Is Indonesia an inclusive democracy?

The country’s diverse religious and ethnic minorities can answer that question: no.

Climate justice: A feminist fossil fuel-free future

Climate justice: A feminist fossil fuel-free future

Equality of women is a key global pursuit. Here’s how the state of the environment can help or hurt that campaign.

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

Sport imitating life

Sport imitating life

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative: The Indonesian stop

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative: The Indonesian stop

China is securing its long-term interests in Asia. Indonesia plays an important role in this scheme, but how will it – and the United...

Hijrah – between radical and moderate Islam

Hijrah – between radical and moderate Islam

A new religious movement is taking Indonesia by storm – via the Internet. But what are the motives of the clerics who lead it?