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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.
Indonesia’s Stalled Coronavirus Response
March 20, 2020

Indonesia’s Stalled Coronavirus Response

By Asmiati Malik
Jokowi's unscientific approach in fighting the coronavirus may backfire.

Interview: Indonesian Politics During Jokowi’s Second Term
March 10, 2020

Interview: Indonesian Politics During Jokowi’s Second Term

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation with Alex Arifianto analyzing what to expect in Indonesia during President Jokowi’s second term.

The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy
March 07, 2020

The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

By Ashutosh Nagda
Indonesia’s summoning of the Indian ambassador over the Delhi riots points to a deeper trend.

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition
November 12, 2019

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bridget Welsh.
What Indonesia’s Capital Move Really Means
November 01, 2019

What Indonesia’s Capital Move Really Means

By Nithin Coca
Moving Indonesia’s administrative capital will be as bold a political experiment as anything in the country’s history.

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