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The Long Political Afterlife of Megawati Sukarnoputri
February 03, 2023

The Long Political Afterlife of Megawati Sukarnoputri

By Johannes Nugroho
After battling years of political and sexist attacks, the 75-year-old is hoping to have a decisive impact at Indonesia's upcoming general election.

Indonesia to Send General on Special Mission to Myanmar, Jokowi Says
February 02, 2023

Indonesia to Send General on Special Mission to Myanmar, Jokowi Says

By Sebastian Strangio
In an interview this week, President Joko Widodo suggested that the unnamed general would highlight his own country's democratic transition since 1998.
Indonesia Stirs the Pot on WTO Reforms
January 26, 2023

Indonesia Stirs the Pot on WTO Reforms

By SUKEGAWA Seiya
A bold move by Jakarta may give WTO reforms the shakeup they need.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Registers All-Time High Approval Rating
January 23, 2023

Indonesia’s Jokowi Registers All-Time High Approval Rating

By Sebastian Strangio
With just a year until the end of his second and final term in office, Joko Widodo is more popular than ever.

In Indonesia, Thousands Rally Against Presidential Job Decree
January 16, 2023

In Indonesia, Thousands Rally Against Presidential Job Decree

By Sebastian Strangio
Critics accuse President Joko Widodo of using emergency powers to circumvent a Constitutional Court's ruling on a controversial jobs creation law.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Admits to Serious Past Human Rights Abuses
January 12, 2023

Indonesia’s Jokowi Admits to Serious Past Human Rights Abuses

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader acknowledged 12 episodes of gross human rights violations that occurred between the 1960s and the early 2000s.

Malaysia’s Anwar Winds Up First Overseas Visit as Prime Minister
January 10, 2023

Malaysia’s Anwar Winds Up First Overseas Visit as Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader's two-day state visit to Indonesia was shot through with personal and political resonances.
Indonesia to Appeal WTO Ruling on Nickel Export Ban
December 02, 2022

Indonesia to Appeal WTO Ruling on Nickel Export Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
“If we are scared of being sued, and we step back, we will not be a developed country," said Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

Jokowi Says Indonesia Will Bid to Host 2036 Olympics in New Capital
November 17, 2022

Jokowi Says Indonesia Will Bid to Host 2036 Olympics in New Capital

By Sebastian Strangio
Like the new capital project, the bid reflects the Indonesian leader's ambition to leave a lasting impression on his country.

Indonesia Signs Deals to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition
November 16, 2022

Indonesia Signs Deals to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition

By Niniek Karmini and Sibi Arasu
The agreements were an important step for the country, a major exporter of coal that has abundant green energy potential.

Ukraine War, US-China Tensions Set to Predominate at G-20 Summit
November 14, 2022

Ukraine War, US-China Tensions Set to Predominate at G-20 Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite President Putin's absence, the November 15-16 summit will be marked by growing political and strategic divisions.
Indonesia’s Reluctant Statesman
November 14, 2022

Indonesia’s Reluctant Statesman

By Sribala Subramanian
Europe’s bloodshed and fossil fuel politics are not Joko Widodo’s cup of tea.

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