Oligarchs have weaponised identity politics in their struggles over power and resources. That means it's not going away any time soon.
Why some perceived a racist dog whistle in Anies Baswedan's inaugural address.
Vedi Hadiz and Tom Power analyse the year in politics at ANU's 2017 Indonesia Update.
The destruction of centuries past should focus the region on preparing for Indonesia’s next mega-eruption.
The article that got its author reported for libel for comparing Megawati and Aung San Suu Kyi.
ANU's premier Indonesian studies event will explore the nationalist zeitgeist [re]emerging under Jokowi.
A spike in mosque construction is an oft-cited symbol of Indonesia's "Islamisation". But data suggest it's not actually happening.
Alarming rhetoric from officials is coinciding with an apparent spike in the use of deadly force by police.
Survey data show no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.
It’s one step forward, two steps back for the right of Papuans and Moluccans to peacefully advocate for self-determination.
International experience shows that the organisation can survive, even thrive, in the face of official bans.
A new decree meant to ease the banning of radical groups is an unacceptable assault on freedom of association.
Some reflections from an odd, and at turns crass, fast breaking event inside a Jakarta shopping mall.
Neither Ahok nor Anies can change the fact that those who own the city have enormous influence over how it's run.
Forget oligarchy. Ahok's governorship, like Jokowi's before him, has been a boon for state enterprise.
A report from the pathbreaking Indonesian Female Ulama Congress in Cirebon, West Java.
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.
What Jakarta's election highlighted most was not tensions between socioeconomic groups, but cultural tensions within the Muslim middle class itself.
Ahok's downfall should prompt new inquiry into which institutions and networks shape popular opinion, and how.
Ahok's support of an Islamic pilgrimage site amid Jakarta's container port illustrates the intricacies and paradoxes of Indonesia’s politics of religion.
The state of Papuan press freedom is dire, despite Jokowi promising openness. Indonesia's Press Council must speak.
There's ample reason to expect Jokowi's 2019 campaign will prove resilient to right wing populist opposition.
Warning signs for Jokowi in the importance of voters who were happy with Ahok's performance but voted against him on religious grounds.
Exit polls from the Jakarta election are a good starting point for thinking about the nexus between identity politics and inequality in Indonesia.