June 03, 2022
Is Indonesia’s Grand Experiment with Democracy Coming to an End?
By Dr. Rizal Ramli
A push to allow President Joko Widodo to run for a third term threatens to erode the foundations of the country's multiparty system.
October 14, 2020
After Lifting of Visa Ban, Indonesian Defense Minister Prepares for US Visit
By Sebastian Strangio
Prabowo Subianto's upcoming visit illustrates a tension that lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards the Indo-Pacific.
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.
June 18, 2020
Indonesia’s Parliament Mulls Controversial Electoral Reforms
By Marcus Tantau
Amid Indonesia’s struggle against COVID-19, a number of political parties are attempting to reform the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2024 legislative elections.
May 21, 2019
Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The official count released Tuesday confirmed earlier projections that Joko Widodo would be re-elected as president.
May 15, 2019
Battling Corruption in Indonesia’s Elections
By Donal Fariz
While the vote was largely free and fair, there are issues that Indonesian authorities must address before the next election.
April 22, 2019
What Will Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in Jokowi’s Second Term Look Like?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at how Jakarta’s role in the world may shape up in the coming years.
April 17, 2019
Indonesia’s Jokowi Set for 2nd Term as President
By Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright
Preliminary results suggest Joko Widodo has triumphed over rival candidate Prabowo Subianto.
March 01, 2019
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
By Alexander R. Arifianto
As elections loom, the future of Indonesia’s young democracy is at a crossroads.
January 30, 2019
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
By Usman Hamid
Both candidates were largely silent on past and current human rights issues in the country.
July 01, 2018
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
By Natalie Sambhi
Against the odds and despite some setbacks, Indonesia survived its democratic transition and continues to thrive.
November 17, 2017
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
By Neil Thompson
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for Indonesia.