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Analysis & Opinion

August 16, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Interpreter - August 16, 2019

Mica Barreto Soares – This month, Timor-Leste is in a festive mood, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its independence referendum.

August 14, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
South China Morning Post - August 14, 2019

Made Supriatma – Indonesia's [1] riots over the disputed presidential election [2] this year were the worst since the 1998 unrest that toppled long-time strongman Suharto.

August 13, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
NZ Herald - August 13, 2019

Maire Leadbeater – The Pacific Islands Forum holds its annual meeting this week.

August 9, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Eurasia Review - August 9, 2019

James Guild and Jonathan Chen – In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo cruised to a comfortable re-election victory against his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

August 7, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
UCA News - August 7, 2019

Keith Loveard, Jakarta – Construction workers building a bridge as part of the Trans-Papua Highway late last year knew there was a separatist group in the area.

July 31, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Guardian - July 31, 2019

Jose Ramos-Horta – As Timorese and Australians work round the clock preparing to celebrate two milestones in Timor-Leste's recent history – the independence vote on 30 August and the a

July 20, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - July 20, 2019

Juhri Selamet – Indonesia's Ministry of Environment and Forestry has failed to communicate the risk of air pollution in the capital, Jakarta, and surrounding areas.

July 16, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Asia Pacific Report - July 16, 2019

Yamin Kogoya, Auckland – More than 50 years of "torture" has been inflicted on the Papuan people by the Indonesian government.

July 15, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
AWPA News - July 15, 2019

Yamin Kogoya – More than 50 years of torture has been inflicted on the Papuan people by the Indonesian Government.

July 12, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
Organisation for World Peace - July 12, 2019

Zac Williams – The West Papuan independence movement has been ongoing for more than half a century.

July 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Eurasia Review - July 11, 2019

Made Ayu Mariska – In the 2019 Indonesian presidential election, there were more female voters than male voters.

July 7, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Eurasia Review - July 7, 2019

Viji Menon – The political gridlock in parliament in 2017-2018, which resulted in its inability to pass the 2018 budget, led to the second general election in May 2018.

June 28, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald - June 28, 2019

James Massola, Jakarta – It has been nearly a year since Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, formally put his name forward as a candidate for a second term in office.

June 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Jakarta Post Editorial - June 12, 2019

Jakarta – If the definition of civilian supremacy is a democratic system in which the military is under the control of an elected civilian authority, then Indonesia could fit the descr

May 23, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Democracy Now! - May 23, 2019

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

May 13, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Nikkei Asian Review - 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

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
allannairn.org - 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

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

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Strategist - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Saturday Paper - February 9, 2019

John Martinkus – There is a new war on Australia's doorstep.

February 1, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Nikkei Asian Review - January 26, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald - 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

January 25, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
CNN - January 25, 2019

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