Revving up the e-commerce engine

Revving up the e-commerce engine

As it picks up speed, regulatory changes and improvements are vital to help online commerce do a better job in helping Indonesia’s economic development.

The radicalization of students and how to deal with them

The radicalization of students and how to deal with them

Studies suggest that the emergence of radicalism at Indonesian universities represents little more than a search for identity typical of persons of student age. However, the overriding Muslim experience...

Affirmative action in microcredit

Affirmative action in microcredit

How best to ensure access to microcredit for minorities and the poor? An Indonesian dilemma.

Challenging Duterte

Challenging Duterte

The Philippine president has thrived by cultivating a reputation for running roughshod over the rule of law and declaring war on the country’s media. But he may have met his match by targeting a popular...

What’s next for Indonesia?

What’s next for Indonesia?

What can we realistically expect in President Joko Widodo’s second term?

Revving up the e-commerce engine

Jokowi vs Prabowo: The Rematch

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

An American library in 1965 Indonesia

Indonesia micro-business

Early results show Indonesian president romps to re-election

Early results show Indonesian president romps to re-election

While the “quick counts” are unofficial, incumbent Joko Widodo appears to once again beat opposition leader Prabowo Subianto

Your vote counts

Your vote counts

But vote abstainers or Golput should not be demonized for opting out

The rise of Hainan

The rise of Hainan

The Boao Forum for Asia and the increasing strategic and economic importance of Hainan Province-112

Into the earth

Into the earth

Photos and text by Fajar Kristianto

The appalling cost of Western hubris

The appalling cost of Western hubris

New book vividly presents the tragedy of the Vietnam War across multiple dimensions, combining social, political, military and diplomatic...

Going nuclear

Going nuclear

Saudi Arabia is pursuing a nuclear energy program and possibly nuclear weapons as well, with the US, Russia and China hovering as...

The new business norm

The new business norm

Business is business – and it’s a global force. Now people around the world, including in Indonesia, are making it a force for good.

Follow the Digital Silk Road

Follow the Digital Silk Road

China’s tech prowess offers business opportunities – but also security concerns – for Southeast Asian nations. So how will the United...

Tariffs: Is Asia’s energy future clean?

Tariffs: Is Asia’s energy future clean?

The region’s midterm hopes could come down to American obstinance under the current US administration and China’s willingness to jump...

Bounded engagement

Bounded engagement

There is no viable alternative to Australia engaging with China. Canberra really has no other choice. That said, neither does Beijing.

Love thy neighbor

Love thy neighbor

Can Oz-Indo FPA move from paper to practice?

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

Russian veto hampering efforts to rid nation of such weapons

Five years of hard work to make one 'non-story'

Five years of hard work to make one 'non-story'

Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre inspired a refugee-led education revolution in Indonesia

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?

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?

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Communists and illegal immigrants stirring up government fears

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...

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....

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...