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UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region
November 30, 2020

UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent tensions have been connected to Jakarta's planned extension of the region's Special Autonomy Law.

Indonesian Minister Arrested in Lobster Larvae Probe
November 26, 2020

Indonesian Minister Arrested in Lobster Larvae Probe

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrest of Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo shows that Indonesia's anti-corruption body is still a force to be feared.
Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone
November 24, 2020

Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone

By Sebastian Strangio
The country exceeded 500,000 cases right as international researchers were moving closer to an effective vaccine.

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund
November 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund

By James Guild
Indonesia's ambitious plans for a sovereign wealth fund have raised more questions than they have answered.

Donald Trump’s Prabowo Delusion
November 17, 2020

Donald Trump’s Prabowo Delusion

By James Guild
Donald Trump's refusal to concede echoes the aftermath of Indonesia's last election. But there are some crucial differences, too.

Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics
November 17, 2020

Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics

By Sebastian Strangio
There is the question of Indonesia's bid can succeed. Then there's the question of whether it would be a good thing.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorist Financing in Indonesia
November 11, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorist Financing in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Muh Taufiqurrohman
By choking off the flow of donations from sympathizers, the pandemic has forced Islamic State-affiliated groups to tighten their belts.
Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia
November 11, 2020

Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Rizieq arrived in a COVID-wracked nation that will be increasingly receptive to his message of Islamic purification.

Firebrand Indonesian Cleric Returns From 3-year Saudi Exile
November 11, 2020

Firebrand Indonesian Cleric Returns From 3-year Saudi Exile

By Associated Press
Shihab left Indonesia in 2017 to go on an umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to Mecca shortly after the National Police charged him in a pornography chat case.

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery
November 10, 2020

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra's aid to Southeast Asia's most populous country.

The Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations Post-Trump
November 09, 2020

The Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations Post-Trump

By Noto Suoneto
China has used the pandemic to deepen its engagement with Indonesia. Here's how the U.S. can compete.
Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years
November 06, 2020

Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years

By Niniek Karmini
After two quarters of contraction, Indonesia is officially in its first recession since the Asian financial crisis.

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