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Hong Kong-Indonesian Couples Caught in the Middle Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
September 25, 2020

Hong Kong-Indonesian Couples Caught in the Middle Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By Jason Hung
Plans for a travel bubble between Hong Kong and Indonesia have been put on hold, disappointing couples who have been left separated by closed borders.

Southeast Asian Leaders Air Fears Over US-China Rivalry
September 24, 2020

Southeast Asian Leaders Air Fears Over US-China Rivalry

By Sebastian Strangio
Joko Widodo and Rodrigo Duterte both used their inaugural U.N. speeches to express alarm at accelerating superpower tensions.
Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.

The Riddle of COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia
September 22, 2020

The Riddle of COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
How much should we read into the fact that the region’s most robust democracies have fared the worst from the coronavirus? Probably not a lot.

After Abe, Opportunities Loom for Japan-Indonesia Relations
September 22, 2020

After Abe, Opportunities Loom for Japan-Indonesia Relations

By Noto Suoneto and Birgitta Riani
Prime Minister Suga has a golden opportunity to deepen relations with key Indo-Pacific partners, including Indonesia.

LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia
September 18, 2020

LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Homosexuality is legal in most of Indonesia, but attacks on the community have been on the rise in recent years. 

Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?
September 16, 2020

Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?

By James Guild
Its recent poor performance is a less pressing concern than Indonesia's capacity to regulate complex financial markets effectively.
Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage
September 10, 2020

Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage

By Sebastian Strangio
The gesture of humanity casts into stark relief the challenges facing a resolution to the humanitarian emergency in Rakhine State.

Is a Green New Deal on the Way in Southeast Asia?
September 09, 2020

Is a Green New Deal on the Way in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
COVID-19 offers the region an opportunity to kick start a transition toward sustainable energy – but a host of challenges remain.

Indonesia’s Monetary Experiment
September 01, 2020

Indonesia’s Monetary Experiment

By James Guild
It's a difficult time for developing economies seeking to fund emergency measures. Indonesia has adopted a bold new strategy in response.

What Does the Israel-UAE Agreement Mean for Indonesia?
August 20, 2020

What Does the Israel-UAE Agreement Mean for Indonesia?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Mohamad Rezky Utama
The world’s most populous Muslim-majority state will have watched the “Abraham Accords” closely.
The Quiet Threat of Indonesia’s Jamaah Ansharul Khilafah
August 11, 2020

The Quiet Threat of Indonesia’s Jamaah Ansharul Khilafah

By V. Arianti and Muh Taufiqurrohman
In comparison with other pro-Islamic State groups, JAK’s strategic priority on religious outreach has resulted in few attacks perpetrated by the group.

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