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Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
January 26, 2019

Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The ex-Jakarta governor, convicted of blasphemy, has been freed from prison just months ahead of presidential elections in April.

Will ‘Fake News’ Determine Indonesia’s Next President?
November 09, 2018

Will ‘Fake News’ Determine Indonesia’s Next President?

By Nithin Coca
Nearly two years after Ahok, is Indonesia better prepared for misinformation ahead of 2019’s presidential election?
If Indonesia's Democracy Is in Trouble, It's in Good Company
March 08, 2018

If Indonesia's Democracy Is in Trouble, It's in Good Company

By Giora Eliraz
A look back at Indonesia's political developments in 2017 shows some familiar global trends.

What Does Indonesia’s New Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for Jokowi’s Future?
January 27, 2018

What Does Indonesia’s New Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for Jokowi’s Future?

By Erin Cook
The move comes as the county looks to upcoming elections.

What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
December 09, 2017

What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?

By Erin Cook
The event demonstrated the limitations of anti-Ahok sentiment in the country's capital.

Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia
November 10, 2017

Zon, Zen, and the Art of Mass Mobilization in Indonesia

By Terry Russell
Islamists have gained strength thanks to political support from Prabowo Subianto's allies.

Is Indonesia’s Military Chief Making a New Political Power Play?
October 06, 2017

Is Indonesia’s Military Chief Making a New Political Power Play?

By Keith Loveard, Shinta Eka Puspasari and Nalendra Yusa Faidil
A closer look at Gatot Nurmantyo’s apparent play for political power.
After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
September 01, 2017

After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam

By Sebastian Strangio
For decades, Indonesian society has experienced a slow process of Islamization. In 2017, the pace picked up.

Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.
May 29, 2017

Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.

By Benedict Rogers
"It’s over for Indonesia’s tradition of moderation... In ten years, Indonesia could be Pakistan."

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
May 12, 2017

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?

By Benedict Rogers
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
April 21, 2017

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future

By Nithin Coca
Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests.
Packed Lunch Protesters: Outrage for Hire in Indonesia
February 03, 2017

Packed Lunch Protesters: Outrage for Hire in Indonesia

By Sally Andrews
Paid protesting is a long-standing part of Indonesian politics.

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