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The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
April 11, 2019

The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election

By Ian Morse
Indonesia’s natural resource industry funds both campaigns – which may be why it remains free from debate.
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.

How the Economy Factors Into Indonesia’s Elections
February 20, 2019

How the Economy Factors Into Indonesia’s Elections

By Anthony Fensom
Looking at the candidates in the race to Indonesia's presidency.

Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Beware the Foreign Puppet Wars in the Jokowi-Prabowo Race
February 07, 2019

Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Beware the Foreign Puppet Wars in the Jokowi-Prabowo Race

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The role of foreign influence has unsurprisingly featured among the issues in Indonesia’s upcoming general elections.

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
January 19, 2019

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings

By Niniek Karmini
Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, is due to be released next week.
The Rise of Discriminatory Bylaws in Indonesia
December 08, 2018

The Rise of Discriminatory Bylaws in Indonesia

By Jack Britton
How can Indonesia deal with discriminatory regional bylaws?

The X Factors in Indonesia’s Presidential Race
December 01, 2018

The X Factors in Indonesia’s Presidential Race

By Ed Ratcliffe
Economy and religion could define Indonesia’s 2019 presidential elections.
Indonesia’s 2019 Election: Food (Prices) for Thought
November 15, 2018

Indonesia’s 2019 Election: Food (Prices) for Thought

By Erin Cook
The economic debate is heating up as the country approaches its next presidential election.

Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
October 20, 2018

Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia

By Tom Sullivan
Democratic gains are being threatened by rising intolerance, new legislation, and emboldened conservative Islamic groups.

Who Will Be Jokowi’s New Vice President in Indonesia’s 2019 Elections?
July 20, 2018

Who Will Be Jokowi’s New Vice President in Indonesia’s 2019 Elections?

By Erin Cook
A closer look at some of the candidates who could fill the role.

Indonesia’s Looming Energy Challenges
June 01, 2018

Indonesia’s Looming Energy Challenges

By Septia Supendi
As the country heads to elections next year, assessing progress of the government’s energy policies will be key.
Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election
May 10, 2018

Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Employing foreigners is a topic that divides the nation, making it the perfect campaign issue.

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