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Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That
November 02, 2017
Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That
A new social media app, along with high-profile practitioners, has Indonesia talking about polygamy.
Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That
Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?
October 06, 2017
Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?
The war on drugs is popular, even as the bodies pile up.
Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?
‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author
August 23, 2017
‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author
To foster tolerance, Feby Indirani's new book encourages understanding through humor.
‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author
Indonesia's Neverending Freeport-McMoRan Saga
July 20, 2017
Indonesia's Neverending Freeport-McMoRan Saga
The 50-year relationship between Indonesia and its largest taxpayer comes under scrutiny.
Indonesia's Neverending Freeport-McMoRan Saga
The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
April 21, 2017
The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests.
The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
April 03, 2017
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
The scandal could serve as a political turning point for President Joko Widodo.
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
March 15, 2017
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
How big a danger do returning fighters pose to Indonesia?
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
Almost Human: Orangutans in Indonesia
February 24, 2017
Almost Human: Orangutans in Indonesia
Life in the Orangutan Conservation Center in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Almost Human: Orangutans in Indonesia
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
February 18, 2017
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?
December 21, 2016
Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?
Do protests against Jakarta's Chinese-Christian governor signal a turn toward Islam's far right?
Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?
Reviving the India-Indonesia Relationship
November 08, 2016
Reviving the India-Indonesia Relationship
Ties with Indonesia are an under-appreciated part of India's "Act East" policy.
Reviving the India-Indonesia Relationship
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
October 23, 2016
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
Indonesia is important to the U.S., in ways that might be unexpected.
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
October 09, 2016
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
The U.S. has done its part to deepen relations; the ball is now in Indonesia's court.
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
Hadabuan Hills: The Forgotten Rainforest of Sumatra
October 05, 2016
Hadabuan Hills: The Forgotten Rainforest of Sumatra
Surrounded by palm oil plantations, an oasis of rainforest provides a welcome shelter for rare species.
Hadabuan Hills: The Forgotten Rainforest of Sumatra
How the UN Failed West Papua
September 19, 2016
How the UN Failed West Papua
The UN no longer considers West Papua to be "colonized," leaving activists hard pressed to find solutions.
How the UN Failed West Papua
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
September 05, 2016
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
It's unlikely those living in Natuna will see much benefit from the government's development plans.
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
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