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Indonesian Leader Calls for Unity, Braces for Global Crises
August 17, 2022

Indonesian Leader Calls for Unity, Braces for Global Crises

By Niniek Karmini
In his State of the Nation address, President Joko Widodo said Indonesians must face challenges “with prudence and vigilance.”

Indonesian Defense Minister Readies for Third Presidential Run
August 10, 2022

Indonesian Defense Minister Readies for Third Presidential Run

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 18 months out from the country's next presidential election, the jostling and maneuvering is kicking into high gear.
Who Will Lead Indonesia’s PDI-P Into the 2024 Election?
July 27, 2022

Who Will Lead Indonesia’s PDI-P Into the 2024 Election?

By Jefferson Ng
As President Joko Widodo approaches the end of his second term, it is shaping up as a race in two.

Indonesian President Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Food Inflation Crisis
June 16, 2022

Indonesian President Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Food Inflation Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The shuffle follows a series of flailing government actions to rein in the spiraling price of cooking oil.

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.

Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay
April 21, 2022

Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay

By Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini
Rumors that President Joko Widodo is seeking to extend his time in office continue to spark protests, alongside inflation and controversial legislation.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Denies Plan to Extend His Term Beyond 2024
April 11, 2022

Indonesia’s Jokowi Denies Plan to Extend His Term Beyond 2024

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent months, senior politicians have made controversial proposals to extend the Indonesian leader's tenure.
Indonesia: Farewell to Joe Cochrane
December 01, 2021

Indonesia: Farewell to Joe Cochrane

By Dan Boylan
Over three decades, the American journalist earned a reputation as a keen and impartial observer of the archipelago.

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils
September 27, 2021

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Keith Loveard about inequity and his latest book.

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.
Ben Bland on the Contradictions of Indonesia’s President Jokowi
September 28, 2020

Ben Bland on the Contradictions of Indonesia’s President Jokowi

By Sebastian Strangio
A new book examines how the incongruities of Indonesia's seventh president reflect those of his nation as a whole.

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