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Battling Corruption in Indonesia’s Elections
May 15, 2019
Battling Corruption in Indonesia’s Elections
While the vote was largely free and fair, there are issues that Indonesian authorities must address before the next election.
Battling Corruption in Indonesia’s Elections
What Will Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in Jokowi’s Second Term Look Like?
April 22, 2019
What Will Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in Jokowi’s Second Term Look Like?
A look at how Jakarta’s role in the world may shape up in the coming years.
What Will Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in Jokowi’s Second Term Look Like?
Indonesia’s Jokowi Set for 2nd Term as President
April 17, 2019
Indonesia’s Jokowi Set for 2nd Term as President
Preliminary results suggest Joko Widodo has triumphed over rival candidate Prabowo Subianto.
Indonesia’s Jokowi Set for 2nd Term as President
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
March 01, 2019
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
As elections loom, the future of Indonesia’s young democracy is at a crossroads.
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
January 30, 2019
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
Both candidates were largely silent on past and current human rights issues in the country.
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
July 01, 2018
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
Against the odds and despite some setbacks, Indonesia survived its democratic transition and continues to thrive.
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
November 17, 2017
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for Indonesia.
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
Indonesia-Tunisia Relations: From Trade to Democracy
November 07, 2017
Indonesia-Tunisia Relations: From Trade to Democracy
Jakarta's long-standing relationship with Tunis is expanding beyond trade and investment.
Indonesia-Tunisia Relations: From Trade to Democracy
How Political Islam Adapted to (and Changed) Indonesian Democracy
October 20, 2017
How Political Islam Adapted to (and Changed) Indonesian Democracy
Indonesia’s political Islam uses democracy to promote conservative aspirations, thus changing the democratic landscape.
How Political Islam Adapted to (and Changed) Indonesian Democracy
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
May 03, 2017
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
America’s Stake in Upholding Indonesia’s Democracy
April 21, 2017
America’s Stake in Upholding Indonesia’s Democracy
“The U.S. has a stake in the advancement of Indonesia’s anti-impunity, judicial, and institutional goals."
America’s Stake in Upholding Indonesia’s Democracy
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
February 18, 2017
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
January 30, 2017
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
A potent mix of Islamism, anti-communism, and racial prejudice threatens to boil over.
Jakarta’s Election Is Unraveling Indonesia
Indonesia at 71: Ups and Downs of a Democratic Giant
August 17, 2016
Indonesia at 71: Ups and Downs of a Democratic Giant
As Indonesia celebrates its independence, it is worth considering where it has been and where it is going.
Indonesia at 71: Ups and Downs of a Democratic Giant
Jokowi and the Death Penalty: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
July 30, 2016
Jokowi and the Death Penalty: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
Indonesia's president continues to execute drug offenders, despite international pressure.
Jokowi and the Death Penalty: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
June 07, 2016
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
Domestic debates about Suharto and Marcos reflect lingering divides about their legacies.
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
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