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Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out
January 13, 2021

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes as confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to spike across the archipelago.

Amid Corruption and COVID-19, Jokowi Shakes Up Indonesia’s Cabinet
December 23, 2020

Amid Corruption and COVID-19, Jokowi Shakes Up Indonesia’s Cabinet

By Sebastian Strangio
The reshuffle included the replacement of the controversial Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto.
Indonesia Braces for Regional Elections Amid COVID-19 Surge
December 08, 2020

Indonesia Braces for Regional Elections Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The election risks further accelerating the spread of the disease throughout the country.

Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone
November 24, 2020

Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone

By Sebastian Strangio
The country exceeded 500,000 cases right as international researchers were moving closer to an effective vaccine.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorist Financing in Indonesia
November 11, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorist Financing in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Muh Taufiqurrohman
By choking off the flow of donations from sympathizers, the pandemic has forced Islamic State-affiliated groups to tighten their belts.

Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia
November 11, 2020

Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Rizieq arrived in a COVID-wracked nation that will be increasingly receptive to his message of Islamic purification.

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery
November 10, 2020

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra's aid to Southeast Asia's most populous country.
The Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations Post-Trump
November 09, 2020

The Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations Post-Trump

By Noto Suoneto
China has used the pandemic to deepen its engagement with Indonesia. Here's how the U.S. can compete.

Indonesia Secures Access to Promising British COVID-19 Vaccine
October 16, 2020

Indonesia Secures Access to Promising British COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Having struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the country has put all its chips on securing access to an effective vaccine.

Indonesia’s New Omnibus Law Trades ‘Green Growth’ for Environmental Ruin 
October 14, 2020

Indonesia’s New Omnibus Law Trades ‘Green Growth’ for Environmental Ruin 

By Phelim Kine
The new legislation will do irreparable harm to Indonesia's environment. It could well turn away foreign investors, too.

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK
September 29, 2020

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK

By James Guild
Rather than a ruthlessly efficient corporate entity, the Indonesian utility is best seen as a vital public service provider.
The Riddle of COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia
September 22, 2020

The Riddle of COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
How much should we read into the fact that the region’s most robust democracies have fared the worst from the coronavirus? Probably not a lot.

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