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2020/11/23 | Sylvie Tanaga

‘Man of Contradictions’: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

Ben Bland's biography of Indonesia's president Joko Widodo is a study of compromises made to ascend the heights of political power.

2017/02/16 | Liam Gammon

Jokowi’s Stake in Jakarta’s Gubnatorial Race

After the results of the polls yesterday, Ahok and Anies will compete in a runoff election in April. An Ahok victory was and is Jokowi’s ideal scenario

2016/07/27 | Olivia Yang

Indonesian Authorities Say 'Time is Approaching' for More Executions

The first round of executions in the country since last April will reportedly take place later this week, and many are calling for a halt.

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.

2016/11/02 | Sidney Jones

Why Indonesian Religious Extremists are Gaining Ground

Indonesia’s spineless political leaders have allowed extremists to seize the momentum and foment religious hatred.

2017/03/14 | Jeffrey Hutton

Jakarta Keeps Street-Level Integrity amid Indonesia's Colossal Kickback Scandal

Indonesia is in the grips of a kickback scandal that reaches into the pocket of almost every single Indonesian.

2017/04/25 | Erin Cook

Jakarta Election Result Spells Trouble for Jokowi and Indonesia

Whether Anies and Sandiaga will govern along these divisive lines remains to be seen, but it clearly sets a poor standard for repairing the racial and religious fractures still bubbling just beneath the surface of the city.

2017/05/08 | Jeffrey Hutton

Indonesia’s Next Jokowi?

The secret to reform in Indonesia is simple, don’t mention religion.

2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine

OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.

2017/08/17 | Andreas Harsono

Jokowi Has a Political Prisoner Problem

Indonesia can’t claim to be a democratic, progressive state while still locking up citizens for merely expressing their rights of freedom of expression and association.