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October 14, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Bloomberg - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - October 3, 2019

Eve Warburton – Over the last week, tens of thousands of students and activists have poured on to the streets of Indonesia's major cities.

October 2, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Straits Times - October 2, 2019

Jakarta – Many of the newly sworn-in 575 House of Representatives and 136 Regional Representatives Council members might feel relieved as they can finally begin their terms on Tuesday,

September 30, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Today Online - September 30, 2019

Max Lane – Since Sept 23, there have been student demonstrations in almost every province of Indonesia against numerous new Bills being tabled and passed by the outgoing Parliament.

September 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Channel News Asia - September 27, 2019

Aninda Dewayanti and Deasy Simandjuntak, Singapore – Over the past week, tens of thousands of university students and activists gathered in some of the biggest simultaneous rallies acr

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald - September 27, 2019

James Massola, Jakarta – On October 20, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will finally be sworn in and begin his second and final term in office, six months after winning re-election.

September 26, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
New York Times - September 26, 2019

Eka Kurniawan, Jakarta, Indonesia – In an ideal Indonesia, a Papuan man would live in Jakarta and become a civil servant. He would marry a Padang woman from western Indonesia.

September 25, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jacobin Magazine - September 25, 2019

Bytamara Soukotta – Amid the loud yells celebrating freedom during the Indonesian Independence Day celebration last month, West Papuan students in Surabaya were attacked in their own r

September 24, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - September 24, 2019

Darmawan Triwibowo, Jayapura – On a Sunday evening, after considering various advice from colleagues, I decided to fly to Jayapura – just 10 days after violent protests rocked the city

September 19, 2019

Reports ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
ISEAS Perspectives - September 19, 2019

By Max Lane

Executive summary

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Daily Blog - September 19, 2019

Maire Leadbeater – It is somewhat of an irony that West Papua's recent uprising coincided with the twentieth anniversary of East Timor's vote on independence.

September 17, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Interpreter - September 17, 2019

Guteriano Neves – The 20th anniversary of the popular consultation that brought independence for Timor-Leste has been a time to celebrate the courage, determination, and persistence of

September 12, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Counter Punch - September 12, 2019

Binoy Kampmark – Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Diplomat - September 12, 2019

Bilveer Singh – Papua has been in constant turmoil for more than 50 years, especially following the territory's incorporation into Indonesia in 1969.

September 11, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post Editorial - September 11, 2019

Jakarta – Papua has a special place in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's heart.

September 10, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - September 10, 2019

Evi Mariani – Indonesians love conspiracy theories. In 1999, I spent two months in Ambon, Maluku, just as a religious conflict between Muslims and Christians flared up.

September 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - September 7, 2019

Jakarta – Castration is a punishment that not only belongs in the past but that also violates human rights.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - September 7, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo must stop his plan to move the nation's capital.

September 6, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - September 6, 2019

Jakarta – A number of problematic candidates have passed the selection process for the leadership of the Corruption Eradication Commission.

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Diplomat - September 6, 2019

Luke Hunt – Twenty-years ago, Timor-Leste was tipped into the abyss.

September 5, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - September 5, 2019

Jakarta – If the government had been quicker to take the right steps to calm the situation, the disturbances in Papua would not have spread.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Asia Pacific Report - September 5, 2019

Selwyn Manning – It is clear and proper that New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is closely monitoring a concerning situation of deteriorating violence in West Papua.

September 4, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Radio New Zealand - September 4, 2019

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Spin Off - September 4, 2019

Maire Leadbeater – The uprising that is engulfing Indonesian ruled West Papua has lifted the lid on a deep strand of indigenous anger and resentment.