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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
August 23, 2019
How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate
By James Guild
Two large, developing countries, opposite economic trajectories.
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.
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.
June 11, 2019
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
Analyzing Indonesia’s maritime progress during Jokowi’s first term, and looking ahead to his second.