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April 26, 2024

The Diplomat - April 26, 2024

David Hutt – Last month, videos emerged of 13 soldiers from an elite Indonesian battalion in West Java torturing a Papuan man, Definus Kogoya.

April 19, 2024

Global Voices - April 19, 2024

In early March 2024, the Indonesian internet and its online periphery would be rocked by a shocking video: A Papuan native seemingly detained in a bucket of water and being punched exce

April 17, 2024

Overland - April 17, 2024

Dina Indrasafitri – Circa 1999, I sat on the floor in a poorly lit house on the outskirts of Jakarta, still in my grey-and-white high-school uniform.

March 29, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - March 29, 2024

Ronny Kareni – Since the atrocious footage of the suffering of an indigenous Papuan man reverberates in the heart of Puncak by the brute force of Indonesia's army in early February, sho

March 25, 2024

Counter Punch - March 25, 2024

Julie Wark – Budi Hernawan said it ten years ago: "torture in Papua... has become a mode of governance." It hasn't stopped. It's got worse.

March 14, 2024

The Statesman - March 14, 2024

SNS, New Delhi – In the wake of Prabowo Subianto's recent victory in Indonesia's Presidential election, the world is brimming with anticipation and scepticism.

February 18, 2024

Australian Financial Review - February 18, 2024

James Curran – As Prabowo Subianto basks in the glow of a thumping election win in Indonesia last week, the evolution of his worldview, especially its rich vein of nationalism, is criti

February 1, 2024

The National - February 1, 2024

Sholto Byrnes – The world's third-largest democracy goes to the polls on February 14.

December 13, 2023

New Mandala - December 13, 2023

Jacqui Baker – In 2023, as the second term of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) concludes and the 2024 election looms, elements of his ruling coalition have renewed strategies of accommodation, co-o

December 4, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 4, 2023

Parker Novak, Sydney, Australia – When Timor-Leste regained its independence in 2002, its future looked grim.

November 22, 2023

Organisation for World Peace (OWP) - November 22, 2023

Toe Pyae Naing – Indonesia is currently facing a critical juncture as tensions in the restive region of West Papua continue to mount, raising concerns about the escalation of violence a

November 9, 2023

iConnect Blog - November 9, 2023

Stefanus Hendrianto – In the last three years, a major question of speculation in Indonesian politics has been whether President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will stay in power longer after the

November 5, 2023

Jacobin Magazine - November 5, 2023

Douglas Gerrard –- A recent military escalation in West Papua is the latest episode in a long history of repression and dispossession since the island came under Indonesian control.

October 20, 2023

The Diplomat - October 20, 2023

Moritz Schmoll and Geoffrey Swenson – Amid Southeast Asia's democratic backsliding, Timor-Leste's success is impressive. In May, the country elected a new parliament.

October 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 9, 2023

Vijay Eswaran, Hong Kong, China – In the midst of a worldwide shift toward sustainable transportation, nations are racing to take pole position in the fast-emerging electric vehicle (EV

September 10, 2023

Arah Juang - September 10, 2023

Riang Karunianidi – On August 16, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presented his State of the Nation address to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) making the commemoration of the pr

August 26, 2023

Modern Tokyo Times - August 26, 2023

Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker – The democratic world of the G7 to China all view Indonesia in the prism of geopolitics.

August 22, 2023

Fulcrum - August 22, 2023

Manggi Habir, Siwage Dharma Negara – President Joko Widodo doubtless hopes to leave behind a legacy that will remind Indonesians of his grand plans for a developed, vibrant, and economi

August 18, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 18, 2023

Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – Doesn't it mean something special when even Aboe Bakar Al-Habsyi, secretary-general of the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and one of the fiercest cri

August 3, 2023

Centre for Climate Crime and Climate Justice - August 3, 2023

Samira Homerang Saunders – Since the colonial era, West Papuans have been engaged in a long struggle for their independence and freedom from outside rule, first as a Dutch colony, and t

August 2, 2023

International State Crime Initiative - August 2, 2023

The island that comprises Papua New Guinea and Indonesian ruled West Papua, is the largest island in the Pacific, with some of the widest cultural and linguistic diversity, biodiversity

July 22, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 22, 2023

Jakarta – We love it when artists get political, when they believe that the arts such as books, songs and paintings are not just supposed to entertain but also to change the world.

July 7, 2023

The Interpreter - July 7, 2023

Guteriano Neves – A successful 21 May election in Timor-Leste saw the smooth and peaceful transition of power to a new government led by Xanana Gusmao – new, in the sense of being newly

July 5, 2023

Sydney Morning Herald - July 5, 2023

David Livingstone – The charismatic leader of the world's third-largest democracy, fourth-largest country by population, and likely fourth-largest economy by 2050, has just visited Aust

June 15, 2023

East Asia Forum - June 15, 2023

Damien Kingsbury – Timor-Leste's resistance-era leader, Xanana Gusmao, is set to resume his county's presidency.

June 2, 2023

The Red Line - June 2, 2023

Robbie Sutton – West Papua has been in an ongoing violent separatist struggle for more than 50 years.

May 30, 2023

Pearls and Irritations - May 30, 2023

Duncan Graham – There are parallels between Indonesia's Aceh where an Ozzie surfer faced a flogging, and Papua where a Kiwi pilot is facing death.

May 28, 2023

E-Tangata - May 28, 2023

Catherine Delahunty – Nearly four months ago, Phillip Mehrtens, a New Zealander working for an Indonesian airline, was kidnapped by West Papuan fighters in the highlands of West Papua.

April 29, 2023

The Diplomat - April 29, 2023

Xiang Gao and Guy C. Charlton – The drawn-out hostage drama in West Papua over New Zealand pilot Philip Mehrtens has focused Western attention on this neglected area of the world.

April 11, 2023

Indonesia at Melbourne - April 11, 2023

Robertus Robet – The rot in Indonesian democracy has not been caused by the "excesses" of democracy, or poor understanding of democratic principles among the public, as politicians like

April 1, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - April 1, 2023

Philip Cass – Words matter when telling the story of West Papua's continuing struggle for independence.

March 29, 2023

Mongabay - March 29, 2023

Tania Li – "Please tell me how I can make companies obey the law," the official said.

March 28, 2023

Michael West Media - March 28, 2023

Duncan Graham – It's easy being morally upright when the brutalities and agonies are far away.

March 15, 2023

Green Left - March 15, 2023

Yamin Kogoya – The West Papua National Liberation Army, armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), known by the acronym TPNPB, released a video on February 15, showing hostage, Captai

March 14, 2023

Al Jazeera - March 14, 2023

Hipolitus Wangge – It has been over a month since an armed group abducted Phillip Merthens, a New Zealand-born pilot, on February 7, 2023, in Indonesia's Nduga, West Papua.

December 28, 2022

East Asia Forum - December 28, 2022

Rui Graca Feijo – In the past few years, everyday life in Timor-Leste has been disrupted by the multiple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 21, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 21, 2022

Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – My mind has flashbacks of former foreign minister Ali Alatas telling me about the real power of the Foreign Ministry many years ago when I read the speech of

December 15, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - December 15, 2022

Yamin Kogoya – "We are part of them and they are part of us," declared politician Augustine Rapa, founder and president of the PNG Liberal Democratic Party, on the 61st anniversary of t

December 1, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - December 1, 2022

Yamin Kogoya – On 30 June 2022, the Indonesian Parliament in Jakarta passed legislation to split West Papua into three more pieces.

October 15, 2022

Modern Tokyo Times - October 15, 2022

Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker – Oppression in West Papua by Indonesia is ongoing. It is happening decade after decade.

September 20, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - September 20, 2022

An open letter by Reverend Dr Benny Giay

The notion that Papua is the "Land of Peace" has no substance.

September 7, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald Editorial - September 7, 2022

The growth of China's influence in our region is a significant issue, but there is a danger in making it the sole focus for relations with our neighbours.

Jakarta Post - September 7, 2022

Endy Bayuni, Jakarta – In the run-up to Saturday's announcement that the price of major subsidized fuel brands would increase, the government made a compelling argument that the huge su

September 6, 2022

The Interpreter - September 6, 2022

Parker Novak – It's been hard to miss Jose Ramos-Horta, the President of Timor-Leste, in the news over the past couple of weeks.

August 16, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - August 16, 2022

Jakarta – This year, as the country prepared itself to celebrate the 77th year anniversary of Indonesia's independence, the government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a major for

July 13, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 13, 2022

Jakarta – Many Indonesians will feel a sense of deja vu upon watching the current events in Sri Lanka, where economic and political crises are hitting hard and leading the country of 22

July 1, 2022

New Mandala - July 1, 2022

Greg Fealy, Sally White and Burhanuddin Muhtadi – In March 2022, Muhammad Qodari, the high profile executive director of Indo Barometer survey institute grabbed headlines by proposing t

June 28, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - June 28, 2022

Tamara Soukotta – Former President Megawati Soekarnoputri, the long-serving chair of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has been widely criticised for comments she mad

June 21, 2022

The Diplomat - June 21, 2022

Aprila Wayar and Johnny Blades – In April of this year, Indonesia's parliament approved a plan to create three new provinces in Papua, the easternmost region of the archipelago.

June 11, 2022

Modern Tokyo Times - June 11, 2022

Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker – The indigenous of West Papua suffer from international capitalist exploitation, Indonesian exploitation, and the demographic and religio