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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.
Is This the Twilight of Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum?
November 04, 2019

Is This the Twilight of Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum?

By Muhammad Habib Abiyan Dzakwan
The widespread pessimism that Jokowi has lost his maritime focus is overblown.

What Indonesia’s Capital Move Really Means
November 01, 2019

What Indonesia’s Capital Move Really Means

By Nithin Coca
Moving Indonesia’s administrative capital will be as bold a political experiment as anything in the country’s history.

Prabowo’s Uphill Tasks as Indonesia’s New Defense Minister  
October 31, 2019

Prabowo’s Uphill Tasks as Indonesia’s New Defense Minister  

By Curie Maharani and Evan A. Laksmana
With the country facing manifold challenges, he will need to hit the ground running quickly.

What Does Jokowi’s New Cabinet Mean for Indonesia?
October 24, 2019

What Does Jokowi’s New Cabinet Mean for Indonesia?

By Erin Cook
The lineup offers some early insights on how his second term may shape up.
Terrorism Threat Looms Over Indonesia as Attention Shifts to Jokowi’s Second Term
October 18, 2019

Terrorism Threat Looms Over Indonesia as Attention Shifts to Jokowi’s Second Term

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the president has a range of priorities for his remaining time in office, terrorism remains a challenge for the country.

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