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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.

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery
November 10, 2020

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra's aid to Southeast Asia's most populous country.
Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision
October 20, 2020

Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision

By James Guild
The controversial bill intends to drive a particular type of economic growth, one that prioritizes manufacturing and investment.

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?
October 16, 2020

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?

By James Guild
Absent improvements in regulation and licensing, the breakneck growth in Indonesia's digital economy will soon reach its limits.

Indonesia’s New Omnibus Law Trades ‘Green Growth’ for Environmental Ruin 
October 14, 2020

Indonesia’s New Omnibus Law Trades ‘Green Growth’ for Environmental Ruin 

By Phelim Kine
The new legislation will do irreparable harm to Indonesia's environment. It could well turn away foreign investors, too.

Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia
October 09, 2020

Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia

By Associated Press
Civil society groups and trade unions say that the law will undermine crucial labor and environmental protections.
Protests, Strikes Greet Indonesia’s Controversial ‘Omnibus Bill’
October 06, 2020

Protests, Strikes Greet Indonesia’s Controversial ‘Omnibus Bill’

By Sebastian Strangio
In pushing a package of neoliberal reforms in the midst of a global pandemic, the Jokowi administration is courting political upheaval.

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