May 30, 2019

After the Riots: Indonesia’s Post-Election Future

By Erin Cook
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.

May 07, 2019

To Buru Island: A Journey to the Dark Side of Indonesia’s Past

By Duncan Graham
Mars Noersmono’s story is a first-person account of a nation’s shame.
October 20, 2018

Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia

By Tom Sullivan
Democratic gains are being threatened by rising intolerance, new legislation, and emboldened conservative Islamic groups.

February 17, 2018

Deepening the US-Indonesian Strategic Partnership

By Patrick M. Cronin and Marvin C. Ott
Defense Secretary Mattis' recent visit to Indonesia was an important step forward.

July 18, 2016

A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.

October 02, 2015

Remembering Indonesia’s Bloody Coup

By Nithin Coca
Fifty years ago this week Indonesia experienced one of the 20th century’s darkest moments.
January 24, 2015

Papua’s Hidden Past Haunts Jokowi Presidency

By Sally Andrews
Will the Indonesian president's reform agenda address human rights concerns in the troubled province?

October 18, 2014

Yudhoyono’s Checkered Legacy in Indonesia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The outgoing president brought stability, but left a great deal undone.

January 21, 2014

Indonesia: Lessons for the World

By Edward Parker
While the country faces multiple challenges, it is important to remember how far it has come.

August 24, 2013

Beyond The Act of Killing: Indonesia and the Price of National Unity

A new documentary is inventive, but will not help Indonesia get to the truth of the 1965 killings.

June 14, 2013

Shadow Puppets and Special Forces: Indonesia’s Fragile Democracy

Shocking violence in March reveals the dark side of power politics in Indonesia.

February 05, 2013

A False Hope? Indonesia’s Economic Miracle

Indonesia has made a remarkable economic comeback. Yet, its amazing growth is neither sustainable nor inclusive.

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