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Indonesian Public Opinion Ambivalent About Rising Geopolitical Tensions: Report
April 05, 2022

Indonesian Public Opinion Ambivalent About Rising Geopolitical Tensions: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The Lowy Institute survey report, its first since 2011, found the public is more concerned with domestic than international challenges.

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City
January 18, 2022

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City

By Luke Hunt
Construction of the new capital is to begin this year with an eye-watering budget of $35 billion.
Indonesia Begins Distributing Booster Shots as Omicron Makes Inroads
January 13, 2022

Indonesia Begins Distributing Booster Shots as Omicron Makes Inroads

By Sebastian Strangio
The government made a last-minute decision to ditch a plan that would have required most of the public to pay for the jabs.

Indonesian Foreign Policy in 2021: The Year in Review
December 31, 2021

Indonesian Foreign Policy in 2021: The Year in Review

By Noto Suoneto
From Myanmar to the Natuna Islands, Jakarta's foreign policymakers had their hands full this year.

An Anti-Expertise, Anti-Science Attitude is Undermining Indonesia’s Pandemic Response
August 26, 2021

An Anti-Expertise, Anti-Science Attitude is Undermining Indonesia’s Pandemic Response

By Tangguh Chairil
The Indonesian government needs to jettison its hopes of a miracle cure to COVID-19, and listen to the advice of epidemiologists and health experts.

Despite COVID-19, Indonesian President Pledges to Continue With Economic Reforms
August 17, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Indonesian President Pledges to Continue With Economic Reforms

By Sebastian Strangio
President Joko Widodo said that the development of infrastructure and "quality human capital" will remain priorities for the remainder of his second term.

Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations
June 10, 2021

Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia's largest nation once again stands on the brink of a fresh wave of infections.
Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools
February 05, 2021

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed a social media outcry about high school students in West Sumatra being forced to wear the Muslim hijab.

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out
January 13, 2021

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes as confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to spike across the archipelago.

Promotion or Punishment? Sandiaga Uno Named Indonesia’s New Tourism Minister
January 05, 2021

Promotion or Punishment? Sandiaga Uno Named Indonesia’s New Tourism Minister

By James Guild
Jokowi's appointment of his opponent from the 2019 presidential election appears to be driven by a shrewd political calculation.

Awards for Indonesian Judges Raise Conflict of Interest Questions
December 07, 2020

Awards for Indonesian Judges Raise Conflict of Interest Questions

By Richard Borsuk
The awards, along with recent high-level corruption arrests, have spurred a rare discussion of conflict of interest in Indonesia.
What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?
December 04, 2020

What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?

By Bilveer Singh
The firebrand's return comes at a time of Islamist political ascendancy in Indonesia.

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