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Indonesia

Dealing in death: Indonesia’s drug executions

Insight on drugs, the death penalty and the execution of foreigners in Indonesia

Myruan Sukumaran (right), self portrait and portrait of fellow Australian death-row inmate, Andrew Chan. Image by Ben Quilty.

Indonesia: the quality of justice

When it comes to drugs, it's death for foreigners and leniency for locals, writes Hamish McDonald.

“Children of the revolution” to revolutionary grandchildren?

Ruediger Korff examines the challenges of generational change in Southeast Asia.

Shooting the messengers? Journalists in Indonesia

A new book on Australian journalists in Indonesia poses some tough questions about the bi-lateral relationship. Hamish McDonald reports.

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

Megawati takes a swipe at her party's president at the PDI-P congress in Bali.

Jokowi: modern man of the people or divine clown?

From high hopes to dashed expectations - Joko Widodo's aura is already tainted.

A fatal mistake

Having accepted the validity of Indonesian laws it is still important to recognise their flaws from both a humanitarian and academic point of view.

Strategic imperatives for Australia-Indonesia relations

According to John Blaxland, clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has a solid strategic rationale

The unfulfilled promise of Joko Widodo

New Mandala talks to Indonesia politics expert Greg Fealy about whether everyone got it wrong when it came to Jokowi

KPK v Polri: a proxy conflict?

Is the battle between Indonesia's corruption commission and national police a sign of the difficulties to come for President Jokowi, asks Jacqueline Hicks.

Why executions won’t win Indonesia’s drug war

Keeping death row inmates alive one of the best chances of success in Joko Widodo’s war on drugs

Jokowi (centre) waves to supporters. Photo by ahmad syauki on flickr.

Crocodiles, cronies and cars

As Joko Widodo's presidency of promised reform is already at risk of descending into farce, writes Hamish McDonald.

Jockey life in Jakarta

Mariam Koslay takes a close-up look at the experiences of Jakarta's traffic jockeys

Defending Indonesia’s anti-corruption fighters

Jarni Blakkarly reports on a recent protest in Jakarta and the wider #SaveKPK movement

Jokowi’s National Police Chief debacle

Prio Sambodho argues the Indonesian public and media have performed admirably in responding to the President's mis-steps

Jokowi: The First Hundred Days

Indonesian politics has not been this interesting in a long time, according to Michael Vatikiotis

In search of Saman

In the first of two pieces on Aceh, Lilianne Fan reflects on the Saman dance and its place in the Gayo cultural universe

A Spanish lesson for Indonesia’s 1965

Aboeprijadi Santoso compares the experiences of Spain and Indonesia in getting to grips with historical violence

Jokowi: hope for Papua?

Only through dialogue can Indonesia's new president give the disaffected province what it wants.

Living in and under Jakarta’s streets

Saskia Sch├дfer reviews a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of three Jakarta street buskers

The Lost Leadership of Timor Leste

Xanana Gusm├гo’s ongoing reign continues to undercut a generation of young leaders

What’s God got to do with it?

Antje Missbach and Anne McNevin examine the messaging in Australian-funded anti-people smuggling ads

A tough question for President Jokowi

The real test for Jokowi is ensuring food security for Indonesia's poor, writes John McCarthy.

Jokowi fails his first test

The first cabinet for Indonesia's new, 'reformist' president, Joko Widodo, is striking for how bad some of the appointments are, writes Edward Aspinall.