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JAKARTA ELECTION AFTERMATH
There's ample reason to expect Jokowi's 2019 campaign will prove resilient to right wing populist opposition.
There are warning signs for Jokowi in the importance of voters who were happy with Ahok's performance but voted against him on religious grounds.
Framing Jakarta's election as a referendum on Indonesian pluralism is a way to avoid addressing inequalities of political and economic power.
Exit polls from the Jakarta election are a good starting point for thinking about the nexus between identity politics and inequality in Indonesia.
Ian Wilson is right that binary 'diversity vs. sectarian populism' narratives are unhelpful. But religious divides still matter in the politics of inequality.
Hailed as a game changer in the 2012 Jakarta polls, volunteer and social media campaigns are playing an increasingly ambiguous role in Indonesian politics.
The ideological conservatism of young PAS cadres was on full display at the party's national congress.
The Karen National Union shows how internal conflicts within Myanmar's insurgencies can jeopardise the peace process.
How the idea of 'taingyintha' is used to decide who does and does not belong in Myanmar's political community.
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.
An official Dutch inquiry will confront the bloody end of the country's colonial rule in the Indies. It will also open old wounds in Indonesia.
How the junta's urban development plans target the poor and their politics.
How a revolutionary approach is addressing major gaps in STEM education.
The creativity, informality, and disorderliness of Bangkok's street vendors couldn't survive the junta's impulses for social control.
Anocha Suwichakornpong's new film haunts long after the credits are over.
The end of an era for the iconic form of transportation?
Understanding the state’s aversion towards sex-reassignment in Malaysia.
The Aceh Party needs revolutionary internal change.
How can Malaysia overhaul its authoritarian and corrupt political structure?
Why Phra Dhammajayo does not turn himself in.
How can youth help enhance relations with Vietnam?
How Indonesia continues to suppress press freedom in Papua.
Jürg Montani on humanitarian action in Myanmar.
How poor policy understanding of slash and burn farming has impacted communities.
Why West Papua remains a sore point in the relationship between Canberra and Jakarta.
Can Indonesia roll its way out of another corruption scandal?
Skydiving, insubordination and rule under the new king.
Ahok's downfall should prompt new inquiry into which institutions and networks shape popular opinion, and how.
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