November 06, 2020
Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years
By Niniek Karmini
After two quarters of contraction, Indonesia is officially in its first recession since the Asian financial crisis.
September 25, 2020
Hong Kong-Indonesian Couples Caught in the Middle Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
By Jason Hung
Plans for a travel bubble between Hong Kong and Indonesia have been put on hold, disappointing couples who have been left separated by closed borders.
August 01, 2020
Has COVID Re-Militarized Indonesia?
By Natalie Sambhi
The Indonesian military’s COVID-19 role is not a comeback in the making.
July 23, 2020
Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery
By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s restructured COVID-19 task force has a clear economic bias.
June 19, 2020
Indonesia’s Intelligence Service is Coming Out to Counter COVID-19
By Tangguh Chairil
BIN is extending their role outside what a covert agency is supposed to do
June 12, 2020
Life in Jakarta’s COVID-19 ‘Transition’ Era
By Agoes Rudianto
Indonesia’s capital begins reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
June 10, 2020
Post-Pandemic, Will Bali Rethink Tourism?
By Julia Winterflood
After COVID-19, what do Balinese want their island’s ‘new era’ to look like?
May 21, 2020
In Indonesia, Will COVID-19 Trigger Another Asian Financial Crisis?
By James Guild
History may not repeat, but it does rhyme.
May 20, 2020
An Idul Fitri Unlike Any Other in COVID-19 Challenged Indonesia
By Erin Cook
The mudik ban will keep many Indonesian Muslims from traveling for a holiday usually celebrated back home.
May 05, 2020
Is Indonesia Facing a Looming Food Crisis?
By Marcus Tantau
Indonesia’s food security has become a focal point as the impact of COVID-19 reverberates across the archipelago.
May 04, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Terror Threats in Indonesia
By Ulta Levenia and Alban Sciascia
Ramadan is always a prime time for JAD to conduct terrorist attacks. How will the pandemic affect that trend?
May 01, 2020
Indonesian Women Were Already at Risk. Then COVID-19 Came.
By Made Ayu Mariska
Proposed laws, plus the added isolation and stress of the pandemic, could worsen the situation for Indonesian women already facing abuse and discrimination.