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Analysis & Opinion

November 29, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - November 29, 2019

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

November 28, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Al Jazeera - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Bangkok Post - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Zealand Herald - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - 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.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - November 17, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - 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.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Straits Times - November 15, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post Editorial - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Guardian - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Foreign Policy - October 31, 2019

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News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Today Online - October 31, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post Editorial - October 30, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Bloomberg - October 30, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Tempo - October 25, 2019

Jakarta – The wave of student protests last September spurred adrenaline rush in Edward Aspinall.

October 22, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - 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

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