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In Indonesia, Thousands Rally Against Presidential Job Decree
January 16, 2023

In Indonesia, Thousands Rally Against Presidential Job Decree

By Sebastian Strangio
Critics accuse President Joko Widodo of using emergency powers to circumvent a Constitutional Court's ruling on a controversial jobs creation law.

Indonesia’s Latest Tilt Toward Authoritarianism
December 19, 2022

Indonesia’s Latest Tilt Toward Authoritarianism

By Rizal Ramli
With this month's passage of a revised criminal code, the country has taken another step back to the Suharto era.
Is Indonesia’s Grand Experiment with Democracy Coming to an End?
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.

After Lifting of Visa Ban, Indonesian Defense Minister Prepares for US Visit
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.

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.

Indonesia’s Parliament Mulls Controversial Electoral Reforms
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.

Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
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.
Battling Corruption in Indonesia’s Elections
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.

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?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at how Jakarta’s role in the world may shape up in the coming years.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Set for 2nd Term as President
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.

Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
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.
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
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.

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