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Could Jokowi’s Family Become Indonesia’s Newest Political Dynasty?
August 08, 2020

Could Jokowi’s Family Become Indonesia’s Newest Political Dynasty?

By Marcus Tantau
The upcoming regional elections in December may decide whether the Widodo family becomes Indonesia’s newest political dynasty. 

Making Sense of Indonesia’s Economic Diplomacy
June 20, 2020

Making Sense of Indonesia’s Economic Diplomacy

By Moch Faisal Karim
Looking back at the country’s at-time contradictory approach to multilateral trade governance.
Easing Pandemic Restrictions in Indonesia’s Capital Triggers Concerns
June 11, 2020

Easing Pandemic Restrictions in Indonesia’s Capital Triggers Concerns

By Associated Press
As the Indonesian capital relaxes measures to contain the pandemic, concerns persist about COVID-19.

Southeast Asia’s Princelings
April 29, 2020

Southeast Asia’s Princelings

By David Hutt
From Indonesia to Cambodia and beyond, the children of politicians are keeping the family business going – for better or for worse.

After Denial, Indonesia Sees Mounting Coronavirus Deaths
April 21, 2020

After Denial, Indonesia Sees Mounting Coronavirus Deaths

By Associated Press
Jokowi acknowledged last month that the government had chosen to keep the public misinformed about the state of the coronavirus in the country.

Indonesia’s Stalled Coronavirus Response
March 20, 2020

Indonesia’s Stalled Coronavirus Response

By Asmiati Malik
Jokowi's unscientific approach in fighting the coronavirus may backfire.

Interview: Indonesian Politics During Jokowi’s Second Term
March 10, 2020

Interview: Indonesian Politics During Jokowi’s Second Term

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation with Alex Arifianto analyzing what to expect in Indonesia during President Jokowi’s second term.
Australia and Indonesia: Close Friends At Last? 
February 11, 2020

Australia and Indonesia: Close Friends At Last? 

By Grant Wyeth
In a speech at the Australian parliament, Jokowi called Australia Indonesia’s closest friend.

The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights
February 06, 2020

The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights

By Fadhilah Fitri Primandari
Jokowi was elected in part due to his promises on human rights, but there has been little concrete progress over the past five years.

Indonesia in 2020: A Year of Change or Stagnation Under Jokowi?
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.

Indonesia President Visits Natuna Amid China Tensions
January 09, 2020

Indonesia President Visits Natuna Amid China Tensions

By Associated Press
The visit comes amid a strong Indonesian reaction to incursions by Chinese vessels.
Why a War on Extremism in Indonesia May Create More Problems Than It Solves
December 05, 2019

Why a War on Extremism in Indonesia May Create More Problems Than It Solves

By Erin Cook
While the challenge is real, the approach adopted by the Jokowi administration thus far suffers from serious limitations and challenges.

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