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What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?
October 20, 2021

What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The second iteration of a new defense policy dialogue highlighted some of the ongoing and future developments in the two nations' security ties.

Indonesia and Malaysia Reiterate Concerns About AUKUS Pact
October 19, 2021

Indonesia and Malaysia Reiterate Concerns About AUKUS Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
Their statements reflect the trepidation that many Southeast Asian governments feel about rising Sino-American tensions.
Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget
October 19, 2021

Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget

By James Guild
In 2022, the state intends to continue its robust spending on the areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: health and social assistance.

Declassified Files Illuminate UK Role in Indonesian Anti-Communist Purges
October 18, 2021

Declassified Files Illuminate UK Role in Indonesian Anti-Communist Purges

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.K. ran a propaganda campaign in the mid-1960s urging that the "communist cancer be cut out of the body of the state.”

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?
October 15, 2021

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

By Massita Ayu Cindy and Vivi Fitriyanti
President Jokowi's administration seems poised to break through the regulatory bottlenecks that have long held back the country's renewable energy ambitions.

Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project
October 14, 2021

Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project

By Sebastian Strangio
Since its inception in 2015, the headline BRI project has seen repeated delays and inflated costs.

Indonesia’s Climate Commitments Ahead of the COP-26 Summit
October 14, 2021

Indonesia’s Climate Commitments Ahead of the COP-26 Summit

By Noto Suoneto
The upcoming climate summit offers President Joko Widodo an opportunity to realize his vision of Indonesia as a “bridge builder” and global problem solver.
Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine
October 08, 2021

Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
The approval of the Zifivax jab is set to add further momentum to the country's vaccine rollout, but serious obstacles remain

Pandora Papers Leak Prompts Calls for Action in Asia
October 05, 2021

Pandora Papers Leak Prompts Calls for Action in Asia

By David Rising
The leak has once again shone a light on the lengths to which the region's wealthy and well-connected go to avoid paying tax.

Reappraising the Economic Legacy of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
September 28, 2021

Reappraising the Economic Legacy of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

By James Guild
Many of the Indonesian leader's economic decisions seem better with the benefit of hindsight.

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils
September 27, 2021

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Keith Loveard about inequity and his latest book.
Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea
September 23, 2021

Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea

By Beni Sukadis
The recent entry of Chinese vessels into Indonesia's EEZ highlights the need for Jakarta to get serious about protecting its sovereignty.

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