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Polio Is Back in Indonesia, Sparking Vaccination Campaign
November 29, 2022

Polio Is Back in Indonesia, Sparking Vaccination Campaign

By Riska Munawarah and Niniek Karmini
The highly contagious disease was declared eliminated in the country less than a decade ago, but new cases have emerged, prompting a vaccination drive.

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds
November 22, 2022

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds

By Firman Taufiq and Edna Tarigan
A magnitude 5.6 quake shook Cianjur in West Java province in the late afternoon.
Stadium Tragedy Exposes Indonesia’s Troubled Soccer History
October 03, 2022

Stadium Tragedy Exposes Indonesia’s Troubled Soccer History

By John Duerden
Indonesia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to attend a game. At least 125 people died after a stampede at a recent game.

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.”

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public
April 19, 2022

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public

By James Guild
GoTo is a key part of Indonesia’s vision for future economic growth: It’s a company that uses technology and capital to make domestic markets more efficient.

UN: Climate Change to Uproot Millions, Especially in Asia
March 02, 2022

UN: Climate Change to Uproot Millions, Especially in Asia

By Victoria Milko and Julie Watson
Asia leads the world in the number of people being displaced by extreme weather.

Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus
February 26, 2022

Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus

By Angshuman Choudhury and Siddharth Anil Nair
There is widespread global consensus on the seriousness of climate change, but we are yet to understand the full extent of its consequences on our polities and societies.
Indonesia’s Capital is Sinking, Polluted and Now Moving
January 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Capital is Sinking, Polluted and Now Moving

By Edna Tarigan and Niniek Karmini
Jakarta is home to about 10 million people and three times that number in the greater metropolitan area. 

Development and Conservation Clash at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park
December 22, 2021

Development and Conservation Clash at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park

By Victoria Milko
New development efforts pit hopes for more tourists against concerns about damaging the very same environment that draws them.

Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained
November 09, 2021

Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained

By James Guild
The Indonesian environment minister’s real misstep was that she punctured the illusion of progress by saying the quiet part out loud.

Indonesia Seizes Land Owned by Suharto Son’s Company
November 05, 2021

Indonesia Seizes Land Owned by Suharto Son’s Company

By Niniek Karmini
The confiscation was part of government attempts to recover the outstanding debt of PT Timor Putra Nasional, a carmaker owned by Tommy Suharto.
Indonesia Warily Weighs Holiday Travel With Virus Concerns
October 28, 2021

Indonesia Warily Weighs Holiday Travel With Virus Concerns

By David Rising and Edna Tarigan
After announcing that year-end travel would be permitted, the government cancelled the Christmas Eve holiday, a Friday this year, in an effort to discourage vacationing somewhat. 

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