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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.

New Japan PM Planning Visits to Indonesia, Vietnam
October 01, 2020

New Japan PM Planning Visits to Indonesia, Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Should it eventuate, Prime Minister Suga’s ASEAN tour would demonstrate his commitment to predecessor Abe Shinzo’s “free and open Indo-Pacific” strategy.
Ben Bland on the Contradictions of Indonesia’s President Jokowi
September 28, 2020

Ben Bland on the Contradictions of Indonesia’s President Jokowi

By Sebastian Strangio
A new book examines how the incongruities of Indonesia's seventh president reflect those of his nation as a whole.

Southeast Asian Leaders Air Fears Over US-China Rivalry
September 24, 2020

Southeast Asian Leaders Air Fears Over US-China Rivalry

By Sebastian Strangio
Joko Widodo and Rodrigo Duterte both used their inaugural U.N. speeches to express alarm at accelerating superpower tensions.

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.

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