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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?
The government continues to confront the challenge facing the country's current capital.
Will a Giant Sea Wall Save Indonesia's Capital From Sinking?
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
July 03, 2019
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
The outcome of a long-mulled decision is far from clear, as are its implications.
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
Indonesia Continues to Mull Plan to Abandon Jakarta for New Capital
April 30, 2019
Indonesia Continues to Mull Plan to Abandon Jakarta for New Capital
Discussion on the move continues despite the significant challenges that remain.
Indonesia Continues to Mull Plan to Abandon Jakarta for New Capital
After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
September 01, 2017
After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
For decades, Indonesian society has experienced a slow process of Islamization. In 2017, the pace picked up.
After Ahok: Indonesia Grapples with the Rise of Political Islam
Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis, Made in China
January 23, 2017
Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis, Made in China
Fake news is dominating discussions in Indonesia too -- a nation divided along ethnic and sectarian lines.
Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis, Made in China
ISIS Claims Jakarta Terror Attack
January 15, 2016
ISIS Claims Jakarta Terror Attack
Seven dead in a midday terrorist attack in the Indonesian capital.
ISIS Claims Jakarta Terror Attack
Indonesia’s Capital Has World’s Worst Traffic
February 05, 2015
Indonesia’s Capital Has World’s Worst Traffic
Index reveals just how bad Jakarta’s legendary traffic jams are.
Indonesia’s Capital Has World’s Worst Traffic
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
May 29, 2014
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
Every year, large populations must deal with hazardous flooding, and the problem is getting worse.
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
Jakarta’s Troubled Infrastructure
January 30, 2014
Jakarta’s Troubled Infrastructure
Outdated infrastructure and constant gridlock are worsening with rapid growth in car ownership.
Jakarta’s Troubled Infrastructure
Burma’s Treasure Hunt: $10M Expedition to Recover World’s Largest Bell
October 29, 2013
Burma’s Treasure Hunt: $10M Expedition to Recover World’s Largest Bell
Also: No “monkey business” in Jakarta, Ke$ha banned in Malaysia.
Burma’s Treasure Hunt: $10M Expedition to Recover World’s Largest Bell
Health Minister: Young Thais Short Because They Don’t Drink Enough Milk
September 27, 2013
Health Minister: Young Thais Short Because They Don’t Drink Enough Milk
Also: Abbot downplays Indonesian refugee plans. Friday ASEAN links.
Health Minister: Young Thais Short Because They Don’t Drink Enough Milk
Will ASEAN Countries Move Their Capitals?
July 18, 2013
Will ASEAN Countries Move Their Capitals?
Amid traffic jams and flooding, could moving a nation’s capital ease the pain?
Will ASEAN Countries Move Their Capitals?
Ramadan: Indonesian Fundamentalists Target Alcohol and Pornography
July 12, 2013
Ramadan: Indonesian Fundamentalists Target Alcohol and Pornography
Hardliners raid “sinful” establishments as the holy month begins.
Ramadan: Indonesian Fundamentalists Target Alcohol and Pornography
A Crime Most Banal: Indonesia’s Human Trafficking Fix
July 01, 2013
A Crime Most Banal: Indonesia’s Human Trafficking Fix
Local governments are struggling to tackle human trafficking inside archipelagic Indonesia.
A Crime Most Banal: Indonesia’s Human Trafficking Fix
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
November 14, 2012
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, or “Jokowi,” is quickly climbing the political ladder in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
The Next Asian Tiger
October 01, 2012
The Next Asian Tiger
Peaceful and populous Indonesia is set to buck predictions of a global economic downturn.
The Next Asian Tiger
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