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2022/04/21 | East Asia Forum

Indonesia Is a Fence Sitter on the Russia–Ukraine Crisis

While Indonesia’s government avoided taking a stand on the war, public opinion tilted in favor of Russia.

2022/04/12 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Thousands of Students Protest Rumored Election Delay

President Joko Widodo promised not to delay elections in order to hold on to power, but many aren’t convinced. Monday's protests echoed those that ousted President Suharto in 1998.

2022/01/14 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Jakarta Enjoys Deep Culinary Connection With China

For centuries, Indonesians and the Chinese have had a long, complicated relationship. But in Jakarta, they mingled and intermarried — and so did their cuisines.

2021/09/17 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Jakarta Court Rules in Favor of Residents’ Clean Air Bid

A court has ordered President Joko Widodo and other top officials to take measures to tackle air pollution. It's a landmark ruling for the residents who filed the case, but not everyone is celebrating.

2020/10/06 | Randy Mulyanto

'The Jakarta Method' Tells of US Role in Indonesian Massacre

“Most people know very little about Indonesia, and almost nothing about what happened in 1965-66 in that archipelago nation.” 'The Jakarta Method' retells one of Indonesia’s most significant yet controversial chapters in history, holding Washington accountable for one of its worst atrocities.

2019/07/15 | Mongabay

Indonesian Citizens Sue Government Over Severe Air Pollution

A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government over the world's filthiest air quality.

2018/10/29 | TIME

INDONESIA: Lion Air Plane Crashes Into Sea With 189 People On Board

Search and rescue operations are underway after the crash, which serves as another blow to Indonesia's dismal aviation safety record.

2018/01/23 | Febriana Firdaus

Will Indonesia Finally Move Its Capital?

The clogged city of Jakarta has been on the chopping block for decades.

2017/08/03 | Gustav Brown

Old Power Re-Emerges in Indonesia

What appears to be the emergence of a new religious politics in Indonesia is, in reality, the re-emergence of an old power apparatus — that of the New Order deep state.

2017/06/14 | Amalinda Savirani

Jakarta Still Belongs to the Oligarchs

Persistent urban issues such as land, environment and spatial planning has both reflected and reproduced spatial inequality among social classes.

2017/05/16 | Camely Arta

Rampant Sexual Harassment in Jakarta Factories - New Doco Reveals

In the 22-minute documentary, a former female worker spoke about the prevalence of sexual harassment in Jakarta factories.

2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton

Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta

To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'

2017/04/23 | Timo Duile

Reactionary Islamism in Indonesia

At the end of 2016, two large demonstrations organized by reactionary Muslim groups took place in Jakarta. The protesters called for the arrest of the Christian Governor of Jakarta, Basuki Purnama, an ethnic Chinese man commonly referred to as Ahok, whom they accused of blasphemy.

2017/04/18 | Edward Aspinall

Sectarian Schisms to Decide Jakarta’s Election?

If ethnic and religious sectarian politics push Ahok’s opponent over the line, it would bode poorly for the future of Indonesia’s pluralistic democracy.

2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton

The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta

The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.