Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh – In Indonesia, at least six people have died and hundreds have been injured after supporters of former military commander Prabowo Subianto took to the
Analysis & Opinion
May 23, 2019
May 13, 2019
Roland Rajah and Ben Bland – International investors breathed a sigh of relief when early results suggested that Indonesian President Joko Widodo had won the April 17 presidential elec
April 22, 2019
Edward Aspinall – When the results of Indonesia's presidential election became clear last Wednesday evening, they told a story of an electorate even more divided after five years of Pr
April 15, 2019
Allan Nairn, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto, a retired general now seeking the presidency of Indonesia, has made plans to stage mass arrests of political opponents and his current allies.
March 28, 2019
Yamin Kogoya – Last Thursday, The Jakarta Post published an opinion article by the Indonesian Foreign Affair Minister, Retno LP Marsudi, highlighting a plan for diplomatic engagement w
March 2, 2019
Donald Greenlees – Just over 20 years ago, a letter from Australian prime minister John Howard to the president of Indonesia, B.J.
February 9, 2019
John Martinkus – There is a new war on Australia's doorstep.
February 1, 2019
Maya Wang – The Chinese government has been on the offensive in recent weeks, dismissing claims of one million unlawful detentions and other human rights abuses against Turkic Muslims
January 26, 2019
James Massola, Jakarta – Australia's very particular and peculiar love affair with the Indonesian island of Bali is well-established, to the point where some even joke the island could
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is backing away from a plan to release a radical cleric linked to the Bali bombings in 2002, after the thinly veiled attempt t
January 25, 2019
John McBeth, Jakarta – Watched 24 hours a day on closed circuit television and cut off from all but his immediate family, life has become a lonely existence for aging terrorist leader
Angus Watson – Indonesians this week got a taste of how far their outwardly secular President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, would go to buttress his reelection campaign against attacks
James Massola, Jakarta – On paper, the two men couldn't be much more different.
January 24, 2019
Ben Bohane – Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in a decades-old jungle war forgotten b
January 23, 2019
Tim Lindsey – Indonesia's announcement that it would release 80-year-old Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, after serving two-thirds of his 15-
Jakarta – The planned release of Abu Bakar Bashir has turned into a polemic with the government still vacillating about whether or not to release the leader of the Indonesian Mujahidin
Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ide
January 22, 2019
Jessica Franklin – More than 300 different Papuan tribes of ethnic Melanesian origin on the western half of New Guinea have been brutally suppressed by the Austronesian-dominated gover
January 16, 2019
Hal Hill – Indonesia has achieved almost 20 years of continuous economic growth.
January 11, 2019
Azis Anwar Fachrudin – Ma'ruf Amin's vice presidential candidacy will undoubtedly be a test for the so-called inclusion-moderation theory.
December 26, 2018
Maire Leadbeater – Vanuatu is leading the way in promoting a peaceful diplomatic solution for West Papua and plans to take a resolution to the UN General Assembly next year calling for
Afifan Ghalib Haryawan, Jakarta – Indonesia is one out of three countries that has seen an increase in HIV/AIDS along with the Philippines and Russia.
December 24, 2018
Rob Attwell – The recent killings highlight how Indonesia's attempts to use economic inducements to secure peace in Papua are failing.
December 23, 2018
John McBeth, Jakarta – It's done.
December 21, 2018
Muhammad Tanziel Aziezi – In February 2008, Bambang, a surgeon at the Dinas Kesehatan Tentara (DKT) Hospital, an Indonesian military hospital in Madiun, East Java, was reported to polic