Alicia Izharuddin – Less than two weeks after Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo installed his cabinet for his second term, one of his ministers stirred controversy last month w
Analysis & Opinion
November 29, 2019
November 28, 2019
Ary Hermawan, Jakarta – The Red Scare may not be entirely over in Indonesia more than 50 years after the 1965 anticommunist hysteria that led to the massacre of thousands if not millio
November 24, 2019
Richard Javad Heydarian – When Joko Widodo, affectionately known as "Jokowi", pulled off a shocking victory in Jakarta's 2012 gubernatorial race, many, especially the country's youth a
November 23, 2019
Hafiz Noer – Last month, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's seventh president for his second and final term.
November 20, 2019
Maire Leadbeater – Since August 17, Indonesia's national day, West Papua has been in the grip of an unparalleled uprising.
November 18, 2019
Editorial Board, ANU – After he won re-election last April, Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo was eager to emphasise the liberating effects of not having to worry about re-elec
November 17, 2019
Burhanuddin Muhtadi – Unlike the euphoria that surrounded his first electoral victory in 2014, Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's second term is starting on a sombre mood.
Dave McRae and Robertus Robet – When Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo triggered mass protests in September over his support for regressive amendments to the Criminal Code and
November 16, 2019
Noory Okthariza – Recent protests and riots in Papua and West Papua have reinvigorated the question of how capable the Indonesian government is of addressing problems in the east of th
November 15, 2019
Thomas Paterson – Three days after being inaugurated as the president of Indonesia for a second five-year term, Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo announced his new cabinet.
Jakarta – As a former Indonesian Military (TNI) general, defence minister Prabowo Subianto should have known that today's warfare is no longer fought on beaches, in trenches or in jung
November 12, 2019
Jakarta – The government looks set to realize its plan to form two new provinces in Papua, or at least one of them, after hearing what it claims as "grassroots aspirations".
November 8, 2019
Jakarta – The plan to divide the province of Papua by establishing a new province in the southern part proves the inability of the central government to understand the roots of the pro
November 6, 2019
Septinus George Saa, Birmingham, UK – In its second term, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's government should learn crucial lessons from the political actions taken in Papua and in the
November 4, 2019
A second and final term can free a leader, as Joko Widodo has acknowledged. The question is how he will use his new liberty.
October 31, 2019
Aaron Connelly, Evan A.
Max Lane – In announcing his new cabinet on Oct 23, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has underscored a desire for continuity, both for economic policy as well as political str
October 30, 2019
James Guild – On 23 October, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced the cabinet for his second term in office, after two days of theatrically staged visits to the presiden
Jakarta – In a show of his care for Papua, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visited the easternmost territory Monday for his first outing since assuming office for his second term on Oct
David Fickling – If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, what is Indonesia playing at?
October 25, 2019
Jakarta – The wave of student protests last September spurred adrenaline rush in Edward Aspinall.
October 22, 2019
Damien Kingsbury – After half a century of incorporation as part of Indonesia and following a period of generally declining violence in the half island of West Papua, the past year has
October 21, 2019
Camellia Webb-Gannon – Last weekend, the Indonesian police took 43 West Papuan students into custody for allegedly disrespecting the Indonesian flag during an independence day celebrat
October 14, 2019
James Massola, Jakarta – When Prime Minister Scott Morrison flies in to Jakarta this weekend to attend the second inauguration of President Joko Widodo, he'll heap praise on Indonesia'
October 3, 2019
Tassia Sipahutar, Viriya Singgih and Arys Aditya – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is unfazed by the biggest student protests to hit the nation in over two decades against his governm