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West Papua independence movement

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism
May 07, 2021

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism

By Vidhyandika Djati Perkasa and Alif Satria
Labeling the West Papua National Army-Free Papua Organization a terrorist outfit complicates future conflict resolution efforts.

UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region
November 30, 2020

UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent tensions have been connected to Jakarta's planned extension of the region's Special Autonomy Law.
Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua
October 09, 2020

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protests continue in West Papua as the Pacific Islands Forum seeks access to assess the human rights situation.

Indonesia Jails 7 Papua Anti-Racism Activists for Treason
June 17, 2020

Indonesia Jails 7 Papua Anti-Racism Activists for Treason

By Associated Press
The seven had participated in protests last year, during which they called for a referendum on Papuan independence.

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50
August 19, 2019

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50

By Balaji Chandramohan
The evolving geopolitics in the South Pacific were on full display at the 50th PIF.

West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.
What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
August 13, 2018

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?

By Grant Wyeth
Jakarta is courting Pacific Island states, hoping to change regional positions on the West Papua issue.

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua

By Grant Wyeth
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.

How the UN Failed West Papua
September 19, 2016

How the UN Failed West Papua

By Prianka Srinivasan
The UN no longer considers West Papua to be "colonized," leaving activists hard pressed to find solutions.

Indonesia’s Papua Reporting Paranoia
January 22, 2016

Indonesia’s Papua Reporting Paranoia

By Phelim Kine
Despite Widodo’s promise of an “opening,” journalists are still being kept out of Papua.
Indonesia: Jakarta’s Change of Strategy Towards West Papuan Separatists
December 07, 2015

Indonesia: Jakarta’s Change of Strategy Towards West Papuan Separatists

By Ned Talbot
A new approach by President Joko Widodo may force the separatists to change direction.

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