Articles by Ward Berenschot

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.

Indonesia’s bureaucracy is a campaign tool—but not for the president

Why attempts to mobilise the civil service in presidential elections aren’t likely to have much effect.

Ahok’s defeats and public debate in Indonesia

Ahok's downfall should prompt new inquiry into which institutions and networks shape popular opinion, and how.

Red Fury in Lampung

Ward Berenschot reflects on the PDI-P campaign that wasn’t.

Waiting for the Dawn Attack

In the morning hours before the Indonesian legislative election, Ward Berenschot goes on the hunt for parties buying votes.