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West Papua

Deforestation in Indonesia Spiked Last Year, But Some Trends Are Improving

Deforestation in Indonesia Spiked Last Year, But Some Trends Are Improving

By Victoria Milko
According to one resources analyst, large-scale deforestation appears to be shrinking compared to the past.

Indonesian Imperialism Is Alive – And Brutal – in West Papua

Indonesian Imperialism Is Alive – And Brutal – in West Papua

By David Hutt
In the restive eastern province, Cold War realpolitik continues to reverberate.
In West Papua, the Birth of a ‘Lost Generation’

In West Papua, the Birth of a ‘Lost Generation’

By Klas Lundström
As the world closely watches Gaza and Ukraine, a source reaches out from another enclosed area of prolonged armed conflict: West Papua.

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

By Grant Wyeth
West Papua’s independence movement again failed to obtain MSG membership, highlighting members’ competing strategic interests. 

Australia and New Zealand in the West Papua Conflict

Australia and New Zealand in the West Papua Conflict

By Xiang Gao and Guy C. Charlton
A New Zealand pilot’s abduction focuses attention on Wellington and Canberra’s hands-off approach to the long-running conflict in Indonesia. 

Separatist Rebels in Papua Say Kidnapped New Zealand Pilot Is Safe

Separatist Rebels in Papua Say Kidnapped New Zealand Pilot Is Safe

By Niniek Karmini
The pilot was taken after landing a small plane with five passengers, intent on evacuating 15 workers building a health center that had earlier been threatened by separatist rebels.

New Indonesian Military Chief Downplays Extent of Papua Conflict

New Indonesian Military Chief Downplays Extent of Papua Conflict

By Sebastian Strangio
The past few years have seen growing numbers of violent incidents in the eastern region, home to a long-running separatist insurgency.
Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning

Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning

By Sebastian Strangio
A longtime proponent of non-violence, Filep Karma spent years calling for "a dignified dialogue with the Indonesian government."

Indonesian Troops Accused of Killing, Mutilating 4 Papuans

Indonesian Troops Accused of Killing, Mutilating 4 Papuans

By Associated Press
Six elite troops have been arrested and accused of involvement in the killing of four indigenous Papuans.

9 Killed in Attack in Indonesia’s Papua Province, Say Police

9 Killed in Attack in Indonesia’s Papua Province, Say Police

By Sebastian Strangio
The killings came amid protests over an Indonesian government plan to create new provinces in the eastern region.

Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures

Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures

By Aprila Wayar and Johnny Blades
A plan to create three new provinces in the Papua region highlights how Jakarta's development approach has failed to resolve a long-running conflict.
Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report

Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan to break Papua and West Papua into five provinces has spurred widespread protests in the eastern region.

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