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Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges
October 17, 2019

Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges

By Natalie Sambhi
As Jokowi enters his second term, what security and defense challenges will top the list of priorities?

Oil Spilling Into the Java Sea
September 16, 2019

Oil Spilling Into the Java Sea

By Agoes Rudianto
In July, oil began bubbling to the surface of the Java Sea and washing ashore, slicking beaches black.
Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?
September 12, 2019

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?

By Bilveer Singh
The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years.

Tracing Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Measures Since the 2002 Bali Bombings
September 04, 2019

Tracing Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Measures Since the 2002 Bali Bombings

By Kathrin Rucktäschel and Christoph Schuck
Indonesia’s current focus on reactive, and in a narrow sense preventive, measures for fighting terrorism can only offer short-term success.

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.

Indonesia Aims for Fastest Growth of Jokowi’s Term
August 28, 2019

Indonesia Aims for Fastest Growth of Jokowi’s Term

By Ian Morse
Can Indonesia’s president balance the resource-rich investment boom with more equitable development?

Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital
August 27, 2019

Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital

By Niniek Karmini
The announcement capped off longtime discussion about a potential capital shift.
The Future of Indonesia’s ‘Millennials Party’
August 23, 2019

The Future of Indonesia’s ‘Millennials Party’

By Giora Eliraz
Though the PSI failed to win a seat in parliament, the “millennials party” isn’t going anywhere.

How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate
August 23, 2019

How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate

By James Guild
Two large, developing countries, opposite economic trajectories.

West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law
July 24, 2019

Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law

By Ana Salvá
In Aceh, young people have to reconcile their daily life with a strict version of Islamic law.
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
June 11, 2019

Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?

By Tiola
Analyzing Indonesia’s maritime progress during Jokowi’s first term, and looking ahead to his second.

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