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Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital
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.

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.
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
June 11, 2019

Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?

By Tiola
Analyzing Indonesia’s maritime progress during Jokowi’s first term, and looking ahead to his second.

Indonesia's Subianto Officially Challenges His Presidential Loss
May 29, 2019

Indonesia's Subianto Officially Challenges His Presidential Loss

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The legal challenge to Jokowi’s re-election makes big claims, but is weak on proof.

6 Dead in Indonesia Post-Election Protest
May 23, 2019

6 Dead in Indonesia Post-Election Protest

By Agoes Rudianto
A mass protest against Indonesia’s presidential poll result turned violent – and deadly.

Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
May 21, 2019

Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The official count released Tuesday confirmed earlier projections that Joko Widodo would be re-elected as president.

Indonesia’s Surprisingly Quiet Election
April 23, 2019

Indonesia’s Surprisingly Quiet Election

By Nithin Coca
In an era of increased electoral polarization and agitation, what are the lessons of Indonesia’s tame campaign?
Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger
April 22, 2019

Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger

By Benedict Rogers
Jokowi needs to make tackling intolerance a focal point of his second term.

The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
April 11, 2019

The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election

By Ian Morse
Indonesia’s natural resource industry funds both campaigns – which may be why it remains free from debate.

What Did Indonesia’s Second Presidential Debate Reveal?
February 21, 2019

What Did Indonesia’s Second Presidential Debate Reveal?

By Erin Cook
A look at some of the key issues addressed in the second in a series of debates leading up to Indonesia’s presidential elections.

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
January 30, 2019

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears

By Usman Hamid
Both candidates were largely silent on past and current human rights issues in the country.
Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
January 26, 2019

Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini
The ex-Jakarta governor, convicted of blasphemy, has been freed from prison just months ahead of presidential elections in April.

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