June 01, 2023
Did Malaysia’s PM Just Say the Quiet Part Out Loud on Myanmar?
By Sribala Subramanian
A look back at the origins of ASEAN's "embarrassing problem."
May 27, 2023
The Unresolved Legacy of the May 1998 Riots in Indonesia
By Virdika Rizky Utama
Next year's presidential election is a good time to press for accountability for the violence that accompanied the end of Suharto's New Order.
February 21, 2023
Turning Back the Clock in Indonesia
By Rizal Ramli
Since taking office in 2014, President Joko Widodo has made systematic efforts to weaken the country's democratic institutions and practices.
June 03, 2022
Is Indonesia’s Grand Experiment with Democracy Coming to an End?
By Dr. Rizal Ramli
A push to allow President Joko Widodo to run for a third term threatens to erode the foundations of the country's multiparty system.
November 05, 2021
Indonesia Seizes Land Owned by Suharto Son’s Company
By Niniek Karmini
The confiscation was part of government attempts to recover the outstanding debt of PT Timor Putra Nasional, a carmaker owned by Tommy Suharto.
September 16, 2021
How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics
By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The tensions of the 1960s served as the catalyst for the creation of today's peaceful, prosperous, and cohesive Southeast Asia.
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.
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