Modernising Indonesia’s military

New Mandala talks to CSIS expert Evan Laksmana about the future of the TNI.

The gold farmers

Nancy Lee Peluso on the promise and perils of small-scale illegal mining in West Kalimantan.

Building mateship, not subs

Australia and Indonesia need to look beyond aid, trade and the barricade to deepen their relationship.

Indonesian soldiers train in Australia. Photo by Department of Defence.

Friendship and firepower

Regional power shifts could strengthen Australia-Indonesia strategic ties.

Going it alone

Is Indonesia about to ditch ASEAN?

Complexity and crisis

Complexity and personality help drive current Australia-Indonesia divide, says former ambassador.

The effigy of Bakrie at the protest marking nine years since the Lapindo mudflow disaster. Photo by Phillip Drake.

Stuck in the mud in the shadow of Bakrie

Why Indonesia needs to rethink disaster management.

The president and the Papua powder keg

Jokowi’s actions, whether those of the powerless or duplicitous, could lead to disaster in Papua.

The suffering of sovereignty

Abbott's sovereignty mantra could do more harm than good.

Return to jihad in Indonesia

Could returning fighters extend Islamic State into Southeast Asia?

The ties of terror that bind

Countering Islamic State is a way to strengthen Australia-Indonesia relations.

Making waves

Will Indonesia be a 'global maritime fulcrum'?

The Sultan’s coup

John Monfries reports that one of the last kingdoms of Java has tentatively embraced female succession.

Beef and prejudice

Australian responses to cattle slaughter in Indonesia and Vietnam show our bias when it comes to our neighbours.

Rohingya crisis: nothing from nothing

Friday's summit in Bangkok achieved little. It also shows that states that can’t help others, can’t help themselves.

Indonesia and the Rohingya: de-legitimising democracy?

How the Asian migrant crisis is putting democratic credentials to the test.

The empire strikes back

Indonesia's oligarchs are flexing their muscles. But to what extent were they defeated by Jokowi in the first place?

A missing boat and a missing voice

How the Rohingya have been cast adrift by all and sundry.

Looking ahead: Australia-Indonesia relations

Calm, change and collaboration key to repairing tested ties, writes Felicity Norman.

Withering on the vine of public opinion

The missed opportunity of aid cuts to Indonesia.

Counting the cost

How significant are Australian aid cuts to Indonesia?

Flying the flag of reform?

The release of political prisoners in Papua raises more questions than answers.

Press freedom in Papua?

Ross Tapsell examines the significance of foreign journalists being allowed into Indonesia's Papua provinces.

Coins collected for Australian after comments on aid to Indonesia made by PM Tony Abbott.

Australia-Indonesia: the view from Jakarta

Pierre Marthinus on Canberra's clear lack of intellectual and cultural competence.