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Protests Erupt in Indonesia Over Fuel Price Rises
September 09, 2022

Protests Erupt in Indonesia Over Fuel Price Rises

By Sebastian Strangio
Student groups and labor unions have pledged to step up demonstrations against the government's reduction of a fuel subsidy.

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations
September 07, 2022

The Importance of Robust Philippines-Indonesia Security Relations

By Chester Cabalza
As archipelagic nations facing a similar array of threats, there are ample reasons for the two nations to establish closer security ties.
Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia
September 07, 2022

Philippine President Marcos Wraps Up State Visit to Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Standing alongside President Joko Widodo, the Philippine leader described Indonesia as "not only a neighbor, not only a friend, but kin."

Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies
September 05, 2022

Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came after the state budget allocation for fuel subsidies jumped from $10 billion to nearly $34 billion.

Indonesian Leader Calls for Unity, Braces for Global Crises
August 17, 2022

Indonesian Leader Calls for Unity, Braces for Global Crises

By Niniek Karmini
In his State of the Nation address, President Joko Widodo said Indonesians must face challenges “with prudence and vigilance.”

Indonesian Defense Minister Readies for Third Presidential Run
August 10, 2022

Indonesian Defense Minister Readies for Third Presidential Run

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 18 months out from the country's next presidential election, the jostling and maneuvering is kicking into high gear.

Japan to Join Indonesia-Hosted Military Exercises for the First Time
July 27, 2022

Japan to Join Indonesia-Hosted Military Exercises for the First Time

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has confirmed that the Japan Self-Defense Forces will participate in next month's Garuda Shield military exercise.
Who Will Lead Indonesia’s PDI-P Into the 2024 Election?
July 27, 2022

Who Will Lead Indonesia’s PDI-P Into the 2024 Election?

By Jefferson Ng
As President Joko Widodo approaches the end of his second term, it is shaping up as a race in two.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Embarks on East Asian Tour Ahead of G-20 Summit
July 26, 2022

Indonesia’s Jokowi Embarks on East Asian Tour Ahead of G-20 Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The Indonesian leader's visits to China, Japan, and South Korea are aimed at garnering support for his domestic economic agenda.

Timor-Leste Hopes to Join ASEAN When Indonesia Chairs in 2023
July 20, 2022

Timor-Leste Hopes to Join ASEAN When Indonesia Chairs in 2023

By Achmad Ibrahim and Niniek Karmini
The nation officially applied for full membership of ASEAN in 2011, but the rest of the bloc has yet to make a final decision.

Indonesia’s G-20 Chairmanship Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time
July 14, 2022

Indonesia’s G-20 Chairmanship Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

By Noel Clehane
Despite the shadow of the war in Ukraine, Indonesia intends to use its chairmanship of the grouping to boost the recoveries of the world's less advanced economies.
Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine
July 01, 2022

Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the Indonesian leader, Vladimir Putin has promised to open a sea route to allow exports of food and fertilizer from Ukraine.

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