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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's Jokowi Seals Second Presidential Term After Court Battle
June 28, 2019
Indonesia's Jokowi Seals Second Presidential Term After Court Battle
A much-awaited constitutional court ruling cements Jokowi's second term following elections earlier this year.
Indonesia's Jokowi Seals Second Presidential Term After Court Battle
After the Riots: Indonesia’s Post-Election Future
May 30, 2019
After the Riots: Indonesia’s Post-Election Future
As the dust settles following the events of the past week, a closer look at some of the key aspects that will shape the country’s future.
After the Riots: Indonesia’s Post-Election Future
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
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
April 25, 2019
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
Based on Jokowi’s first term and how the country’s election played out, the economy is likely to continue to be a key priority.
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
April 19, 2019
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
The Indonesian president has made progress, but has unfinished business to complete in his probable second term.
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh
April 19, 2019
Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh
The northernmost and most conservative province of Aceh is a stronghold for opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto.
Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh
Where Do Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy?
April 11, 2019
Where Do Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy?
As the country heads for the polls, the two contenders’ foreign policy outlooks have not really factored all that much beyond a series of tendencies.
Where Do Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy?
Will Foreign Policy Matter in Indonesia’s Presidential Election?
April 06, 2019
Will Foreign Policy Matter in Indonesia’s Presidential Election?
Under what conditions does foreign policy influence voters?
Will Foreign Policy Matter in Indonesia’s Presidential Election?
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
March 01, 2019
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
As elections loom, the future of Indonesia’s young democracy is at a crossroads.
Indonesia’s Democratic Discontent
How the Economy Factors Into Indonesia’s Elections
February 20, 2019
How the Economy Factors Into Indonesia’s Elections
Looking at the candidates in the race to Indonesia's presidency.
How the Economy Factors Into Indonesia’s Elections
Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Beware the Foreign Puppet Wars in the Jokowi-Prabowo Race
February 07, 2019
Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Beware the Foreign Puppet Wars in the Jokowi-Prabowo Race
The role of foreign influence has unsurprisingly featured among the issues in Indonesia’s upcoming general elections.
Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Beware the Foreign Puppet Wars in the Jokowi-Prabowo Race
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
January 31, 2019
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
While it is no surprise that political calculations are being made ahead of upcoming polls, the incident shows how gambles can backfire.
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
January 18, 2019
Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
Jokowi's development plan is well-intentioned, but led astray by lack of planning and sensitivity to public complaints.
Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
Massacre in Nduga: Indonesia’s Papuan Insurgency
December 24, 2018
Massacre in Nduga: Indonesia’s Papuan Insurgency
The recent killings highlight how Indonesia’s attempts to use economic inducements to secure peace in Papua are failing.
Massacre in Nduga: Indonesia’s Papuan Insurgency
5 Asian Elections to Pay Attention to in 2019
December 14, 2018
5 Asian Elections to Pay Attention to in 2019
Elections across the Asia-Pacific are set to make a difference in 2019.
5 Asian Elections to Pay Attention to in 2019
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