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With Bangkok Visit, Indonesian FM Advances Efforts to Address Myanmar Crisis
February 25, 2021

With Bangkok Visit, Indonesian FM Advances Efforts to Address Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
But there’s a fine line between engaging the generals and legitimizing their seizure of power.

Details Emerge of Indonesia’s ASEAN Push on Myanmar Crisis
February 23, 2021

Details Emerge of Indonesia’s ASEAN Push on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The mooted plan would involve holding the junta to its plan of holding free and inclusive elections in a year's time.
Indonesia Leading ASEAN Push on Myanmar Coup
February 18, 2021

Indonesia Leading ASEAN Push on Myanmar Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
Given its own history of transition from military rule, Indonesia is probably the nation best placed to lead the bloc's diplomacy on Myanmar.

Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia
February 15, 2021

Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia

By Maxwell Lowe
Despite rising anti-Shia sentiment within Indonesia, Tehran has quietly built its relations with Jakarta.

Indonesia’s Military Gets New Reserve Component
February 10, 2021

Indonesia’s Military Gets New Reserve Component

By Luke Lischin
The creation of a new reserve component, KOMCAD, will have significant repercussions for political violence in Indonesia.

Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19
February 10, 2021

Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Much of the quick visit of the Malaysian prime minister to Indonesia signaled continuity in relations rather than any major boost.

Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?
February 09, 2021

Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?

By James Guild
Money markets could bring great benefits to the country's economy, alongside an injection of systemic risk.
Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar
February 08, 2021

Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Myanmar coup once again highlights the need for ASEAN to act as a unified bloc on regional crises.

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools
February 05, 2021

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed a social media outcry about high school students in West Sumatra being forced to wear the Muslim hijab.

COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia
February 03, 2021

COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The two governments are betting that vaccines will offer an escape route from the economic and public health crisis, but many obstacles remain.

Can the Pacific Become a Priority for Indonesian Diplomacy?
February 02, 2021

Can the Pacific Become a Priority for Indonesian Diplomacy?

By Hipolitus Wangge
Indonesia will continue to prioritize the Indo-Pacific construct with an accent on the Indian Ocean, at the expense of the Pacific.
In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades
January 29, 2021

In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

By Leon Langdon
Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua?

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