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Counting the voices

Counting the voices

The recent presidential election sadly turned violent, but Indonesia has a myriad of other problems, showing that its democratic reforms...

Indonesia: Democratic hopes, institutional woes

Indonesia: Democratic hopes, institutional woes

The recent presidential election sadly turned violent, but Indonesia has a myriad of other problems, showing that its democratic reforms...

Juggling different balls

Juggling different balls

Indonesia and Europe need to reach an understanding on palm oil and the environment. Can they do it?

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...

The SemBaKo of Indonesian village commerce

The SemBaKo of Indonesian village commerce

Patterns in endogenous development are changing in commercial clusters near Klaten, in Central Java Province, with fundamental retail...

An American library in 1965 Indonesia: From enlightenment to torture

An American library in 1965 Indonesia: From enlightenment...

An explosive clash of ideologies sent the country spinning out of control, leading to unprecedented horror and bloodshed. How can...

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...

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

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

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

Maneuvering within Islam’s narrative space

Maneuvering within Islam’s narrative space

Life is lived in the narrative space. What we hear, read or see is sorted and evaluated based on our narrative space terrain. Influence...

Maneuver in the narrative space: Lessons from Islam Nusantara

Maneuver in the narrative space: Lessons from Islam Nusantara

There has been a centuries-long struggle between competing forces, maneuvering in both the physical and narrative space, producing...

Indonesia: The great ascent?

Indonesia: The great ascent?

Since the 1960s, Indonesia has emerged from a poor developing country to one of the world’s most attractive emerging markets for global...

The trillion-dollar gamble on Borneo

The trillion-dollar gamble on Borneo

The mythical island is slowly dying. It’s going to take more than a village to save it.