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Amid Crackdown, Indonesia Arrests Papuan Independence Leader
May 11, 2021

Amid Crackdown, Indonesia Arrests Papuan Independence Leader

By Sebastian Strangio
Victor Yeimo stands accused of organizing the wave of violent pro-independence protests that hit the region in August 2019.

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism
May 07, 2021

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism

By Vidhyandika Djati Perkasa and Alif Satria
Labeling the West Papua National Army-Free Papua Organization a terrorist outfit complicates future conflict resolution efforts.
The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua
May 04, 2021

The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua

By Bilveer Singh
The recent killing of an Indonesian brigadier general heralds an intensification of the conflict in eastern Indonesia.

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua
October 09, 2020

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protests continue in West Papua as the Pacific Islands Forum seeks access to assess the human rights situation.

East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football
October 16, 2019

East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football

By Henryk Szadziewski
“For us, our passion for the game shows the world the skills and aspirations of our people.”

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?
September 12, 2019

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?

By Bilveer Singh
The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years.

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.
The Pacific Islands Forum at 50
August 19, 2019

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50

By Balaji Chandramohan
The evolving geopolitics in the South Pacific were on full display at the 50th PIF.

West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
August 13, 2018

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?

By Grant Wyeth
Jakarta is courting Pacific Island states, hoping to change regional positions on the West Papua issue.

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers

By Grant Wyeth
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues
October 14, 2017

Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues

By Luke Hunt
Jakarta must tread carefully on the issue.

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