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Why The Price of Petrol Increased in Indonesia But Not in Malaysia
September 20, 2022

Why The Price of Petrol Increased in Indonesia But Not in Malaysia

By James Guild
Despite some superficial similarities, the production and distribution of energy is structured quite differently in the two countries.

Indonesia Still Considering Purchases of Russian Oil, Minister Says
September 19, 2022

Indonesia Still Considering Purchases of Russian Oil, Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But Jakarta is likely to weigh carefully the domestic political benefits of cheap oil against possible international blowback.
Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab
September 14, 2022

Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab

By Ana Salvá
Pressures on women to follow Islamic dress codes are increasing. That paves the way for further restrictions on girls and women, experts say.

Protests Erupt in Indonesia Over Fuel Price Rises
September 09, 2022

Protests Erupt in Indonesia Over Fuel Price Rises

By Sebastian Strangio
Student groups and labor unions have pledged to step up demonstrations against the government's reduction of a fuel subsidy.

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations
September 07, 2022

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations

By Chester Cabalza
As archipelagic nations facing a similar array of threats, there are ample reasons for the two nations to establish closer security ties.

Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia
September 07, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Standing alongside President Joko Widodo, the Philippine leader described Indonesia as "not only a neighbor, not only a friend, but kin."

Why Indonesia Reduced Petrol Subsidies
September 06, 2022

Why Indonesia Reduced Petrol Subsidies

By James Guild
The move will be unpopular, but could well generate considerable economic benefits over the long run.
Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies
September 05, 2022

Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came after the state budget allocation for fuel subsidies jumped from $10 billion to nearly $34 billion.

China’s ‘Think-Tank Diplomacy’ is Gaining Traction in Indonesia
September 02, 2022

China’s ‘Think-Tank Diplomacy’ is Gaining Traction in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Partnerships between Indonesian and Chinese research institutes are an increasingly prominent part of Beijing's "soft power" strategy. Are they working?

G20 Environment Ministers in Bali Spur Global Climate Action
August 31, 2022

G20 Environment Ministers in Bali Spur Global Climate Action

By Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini
"We are actually in a climate crisis position, no longer just climate change," Indonesia’s environment minister said.

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?
August 31, 2022

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?

By Bilveer Singh
The former JI leader recently pledged his loyalty to the Indonesian state, but there are reasons to question the sincerity of his conversion.
Indonesian Parliament Ratifies RCEP Free Trade Mega-Pact
August 31, 2022

Indonesian Parliament Ratifies RCEP Free Trade Mega-Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
Indonesia’s accession to the 15-nation agreement is a reminder of the extent to which economics is a priority for many Asia-Pacific nations.

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