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Analysis & Opinion

January 24, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Diplomat - January 24, 2020

Erin Cook – If 2019 was the Year of Living Excitedly, with the world's biggest-ever one-day polls returning President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to his post, 2020 will be the Year of Quietly

January 23, 2020

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - January 23, 2020

Emma Kluge – Activism and protests marked West Papua's 50th anniversary last year of the so-called Act of Free Choice, which formalised Indonesia's control over the territory, with the

January 18, 2020

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Strategist - January 18, 2020

John McCarthy – Every country has its legends. They may be important to national self-esteem, but they're not necessarily good history.

January 13, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - January 13, 2020

Yohanes Sulaiman – Indonesia has been sending mixed signals in responding to China's breach of its exclusive economic zone around the Natuna Islands, near the South China Sea.

January 12, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - January 12, 2020

Hal Hill – Viewed in the long sweep of history, Indonesia's first two decades of democracy have been quite remarkable.

January 6, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
South China Morning Post - January 6, 2020

Syafiq Hasyim – In Indonesia, there has been an increasing tendency to incorporate sharia into the legal and public sphere (shariatisation) in the post-reform era since 1998.

January 1, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post Editorial - January 1, 2020

Jakarta – When the clock struck midnight yesterday night, we waved goodbye not only to 2019, but also to the 2010s, a tumultuous decade so emotionally taxing that many would certainly

December 19, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - December 19, 2019

Dian Septiari, Jakarta – At the start of the week, two native Papuans entered a courtroom in Jakarta shirtless but adorned in their traditional attire, complete with feathered headdres

December 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - December 12, 2019

Kate Grealy – The targeting of 'Islamic extremism' for national security purposes has long been an area of safe bipartisan consensus in Indonesia – as it is in most countries.

December 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - December 7, 2019

Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner – Indonesia's 2019 elections confirmed both the country's status as a competitive electoral democracy and the trend of decreasing democratic quality

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Strategist - December 7, 2019

Donald Greenlees – Joko Widodo begins his second term contemplating the legacy he will bequeath as Indonesia's seventh president and with precious little time to do it.

December 5, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Indonesia at Melbourne - December 5, 2019

The Indonesian government is in the process of introducing policies to both purge "radicals" from the public service and government, and to enforce commitment to the state ideology, Pa

December 4, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Straits Times - December 4, 2019

Jakarta – The Finance Ministry has twice revised upward the estimated fiscal deficit for this year, first from 1.8 per cent of the gross domestic product to 1.9 per cent and lately up

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - December 4, 2019

Luke Lischin – With the announcement of President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's latest cabinet on 23 October 2019, prospects for liberal government reforms have all but vanished.

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 27, 2019

Reports ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
ISEAS Perspectives - November 27, 2019

By Max Lane, Singapore

Executive Summary

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
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