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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.