March 27, 2020
The Many Reasons to Move Indonesia’s Capital
By Giora Eliraz
There are a variety of rationales put forward for the decision to relocate the capital, some more prominently articulated than others.
January 24, 2020
Indonesia in 2020: A Year of Change or Stagnation Under Jokowi?
By Erin Cook
2020 could be a key year in assessing whether reform takes off or if the country continues to be mired in stagnation on key issues.
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.
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.
August 27, 2019
Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital
By Niniek Karmini
The announcement capped off longtime discussion about a potential capital shift.
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.
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 03, 2019
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
By Luke Hunt
The outcome of a long-mulled decision is far from clear, as are its implications.
April 30, 2019
Indonesia Continues to Mull Plan to Abandon Jakarta for New Capital
By Associated Press
Discussion on the move continues despite the significant challenges that remain.
September 01, 2017
After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
By Sebastian Strangio
For decades, Indonesian society has experienced a slow process of Islamization. In 2017, the pace picked up.
January 23, 2017
Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis, Made in China
By Andrew Barclay
Fake news is dominating discussions in Indonesia too -- a nation divided along ethnic and sectarian lines.
January 15, 2016
ISIS Claims Jakarta Terror Attack
By Catherine Putz
Seven dead in a midday terrorist attack in the Indonesian capital.