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Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges
October 17, 2019

Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges

By Natalie Sambhi
As Jokowi enters his second term, what security and defense challenges will top the list of priorities?

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2019

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia

By Nabila Hassan
Countries in Southeast Asia are racing to implement digital IDs, but governments must proceed with caution.
Indonesia’s Haze Crisis and the Problem with Palm Oil
September 27, 2019

Indonesia’s Haze Crisis and the Problem with Palm Oil

By Oryza Astari
Change -- especially in instances where governments fail to sufficiently act -- truly is in the palm of our hands.

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Plastics Problem
September 26, 2019

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Plastics Problem

By Mercy Barends
Women play a unique role in plastic management and face different, sometimes greater, risks. No solution is complete without their contribution.

Indonesia’s New Capital Challenge Kicks Off
September 13, 2019

Indonesia’s New Capital Challenge Kicks Off

By Luke Hunt
The announcement on moving the country’s capital is only the beginning of one of the most ambitious infrastructure ventures in its history.

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?
September 12, 2019

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?

By Bilveer Singh
The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years.

Tracing Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Measures Since the 2002 Bali Bombings
September 04, 2019

Tracing Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Measures Since the 2002 Bali Bombings

By Kathrin Rucktäschel and Christoph Schuck
Indonesia’s current focus on reactive, and in a narrow sense preventive, measures for fighting terrorism can only offer short-term success.
Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.

No More Blackouts: ‘Smart City’ Jakarta Needs a Smarter Grid
August 10, 2019

No More Blackouts: ‘Smart City’ Jakarta Needs a Smarter Grid

By Aldwin Yusgiantoro
To get smart, Indonesia’s capital needs to be smart about its leadership choices and grid modernization.

New KCR-60M Vessels Highlight Indonesia’s Naval Capabilities
August 07, 2019

New KCR-60M Vessels Highlight Indonesia’s Naval Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The steel-cutting ceremony for the fast attack crafts put the Southeast Asian state’s navy back in the headlines.

Will a Giant Sea Wall Save Indonesia's Capital From Sinking?
July 29, 2019

Will a Giant Sea Wall Save Indonesia's Capital From Sinking?

By Karin Laub
The government continues to confront the challenge facing the country's current capital.
Between Continuity and Change: The Rapidly Changing Security Environment in Southeast Asia
July 21, 2019

Between Continuity and Change: The Rapidly Changing Security Environment in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Greg Barton about the subregion’s changing security environment.

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