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Is hardline Islam really rising in Indonesia?

How Jokowi has kept hardliners in check.

Over the rainbow

Why the LGBT label runs the risk of erasing other non-normative sexual identities in Indonesia.

Hanging on by a ‘sin’ and a prayer

Why Ahok should brace for more racial and religious politics in Jakarta's race for governor.

Interpreting the Jakarta election

An unusual test case for tolerance in Indonesia and Ahok's resilience.

A good day’s work

Why Southeast Asia should be worried about Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor.

The missing middle

What happened to Indonesia's moderate Islamic voices?

Mobilising Islam for political gains

A dangerous precedent for Indonesia's democracy.

Three candidates, the same vote?

Jakarta’s election and elites’ control of Indonesia’s national politics.

Prayer, peace and protest in Jakarta

Images from inside Indonesia's latest mass mobilisation to defend Islam.

Religious warfare and the Jakarta election

Why political Islam has made a major comeback in Indonesia.

Ethnicity and Jakarta’s election

Survey experiment shows that Ahok's Chinese background matters most to voters.

The head vs the heart in the case against Ahok

It's not just justice at stake, writes Esther Kuntjara.

Stone dragging and politics in Sumba

Reviving an old burial tradition worrying for local democracy.

Assessing Indonesia’s new decree on refugees

New policy tackles long overlooked challenge.

Show us the money (and other stuff)

Social transfers and distributive politics in the race to be Jakarta's next governor.

A sunset for Greater Sunrise?

Terminated treaties and a standoff in the Timor Sea.

Technology and transformed governance in Indonesia

Opening government through open communication channels.

To kill Papuan youth

Unsolved murders and the role of security forces in Indonesia's troubled region.

The dangerous ideology behind Bela Negara

Indonesia's military marches the country down a perilous path.

Two sides of the same coin

Public service in a patron-client government.

A matter of principles

Pancagila’s ‘five crazy principles’ and a rising challenge for Indonesia’s ideology.

Living in limbo

The forgotten refugees of Indonesia.

A new leaf for land rights?

Seeing the forest for the trees when it comes to indigenous rights in Indonesia.

Indonesia and ‘transparent sex’

How the fight against LGBT has become a fight against feminism.