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Analysis & Opinion

February 25, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - February 25, 2020

Retno LP Marsudi, Indonesia – With Indonesia on the Human Rights Council, there are some ways in which the country can use its role to provide leadership and achieve the goals it outli

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Globe - February 25, 2020

Nelly Martin-Anatias, Sharyn Graham Davies – If Indonesia wants to be a country truly supportive of quality, honest and dignified research, its media must stop giving space to writing

February 24, 2020

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Inside Story - February 24, 2020

Michael Leach – Saturday morning saw the widely anticipated announcement of a new parliamentary majority in Timor-Leste, led by Xanana Gusmao.

February 20, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Asia Times - February 20, 2020

John McBeth – Indonesian Economic Coordinating Minister and Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto likes to put an historic spin on the 1,028-page Job Creation Omnibus Bill tabled la

February 18, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Globe - February 18, 2020

Abid A. Adonis, Jakarta – The coronavirus outbreak has caused panic and hysteria among Indonesians. The last time we see this happening was during the SARS outbreak in 2003.

February 11, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald Editorial - February 11, 2020

Indonesia President Joko Widodo's declaration on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday that "Australia is Indonesia's closest friend" has given us pause for thought.

February 10, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - February 10, 2020

Colin Brown – Indonesian President Joko Widodo – Jokowi – has shown himself to be generally less interested in international affairs than his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY

February 6, 2020

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

Johannes Nugroho – For the past two months, Indonesia's press and social media have been abuzz with reports of pretender kingdoms on the island of Java.

February 3, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Interpreter - February 3, 2020

Tim Lindsey, Tim Mann – Indonesia's booming economy has been growing between 5% and 6% for years and its GDP (PPP) is well ahead of Australia's.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Spinoff - February 3, 2020

Cat MacLennan – In 1994, New Zealand sent a cross-party delegation of five MPs to Timor-Leste on a fact-finding mission.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Ronny Kareni, Canberra – The year 2020 dawns with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's continued blatant avoidance of human rights violations and willful ignorance of West Papuans' right t

January 30, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
East Asia Forum - January 30, 2020

Deasy Simandjuntak – At a time when electoral democracy has retreated in the region, Indonesia successfully held one of the world's largest and generally considered free and fair presi

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
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.

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

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
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.