Orangutans and ‘non-human’ rights

Should we recognise humanity in another species?

Seeking a “zone of safety”

How Indonesia's 'state care' is making beggars, buskers and the homeless more vulnerable.

Urban exclusion in Southeast Asia

When it comes to urban planning, lines of exclusion and inclusion need to be redrawn.

Ceremony and pomp in Papua

Ministerial visit shows that Jokowi's government still lacks genuine solutions when it comes to troubled region.

Jakarta left all at sea by island clash with China

What the South China Sea reveals about Indonesia's foreign policy.

Street power and electoral politics in Indonesia

The influence of militias on local elections.

Australian politician pens awful Orientalist erotica

'Sexy' war story would have Said in a lather - for all the wrong reasons.

From the closet into the light

Studying at the University of Indonesia as a gay man.

Sustaining anti-Chinese sentiment in Jakarta

Don't be "arrogant with power" senior army general warns.

Jokowi’s Papua policy deeply flawed

Disconnect between Jakarta and provinces could widen under current presidency.

Morality and LGBT rights in Indonesia

Homophobic local bylaws make a marginalised community more vulnerable.

Ryamizard’s proxy wars

Muhamad Haripin on the dangers of linking LGBT rights in Indonesia with war.

To TPP or not to TPP – that is Jokowi’s question

Should he sign up to the world’s largest trade agreement?

Polishing the plin-plan president

Jokowi may look good in batik but he ain't cut out for the president's office, writes Duncan Graham.

Unity in (sexual) diversity?

Indonesia's five 'founding' principles wrongly used to deny rights to same-sex people, writes Kate Walton.

Indonesia’s Israeli passport pain

Public take exception to visa exemption.

Jakarta and terrorism’s top dogs

Latest attack an attempt to create new leadership among Southeast Asia’s militants.

Indonesian fires lit by dysfunctional democracy

Corrupt and greedy local leaders must be checked to avoid more disasters.

An escapist view of extremism

Is exporting Indonesian culture the solution to Islamic extremism?

Daesh, Islam Nusantara and shades of grey

How tolerant is Indonesia's answer to Islamic State?

So near, so far and growing apart

What's to blame for poor Australia-Indonesia relations, asks Duncan Graham.

Papua’s time bomb

Land politics, clan rivalry and fear in a troubled region.

Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

New Mandala’s 2015 in review (and Christmas dance)

Scandals, succession, secret payments and more; here are our top articles for the year, and some festive dancing.