Articles by Duncan Graham

Erasing the untouchables: the Indonesian way

For many years the Indonesian Government seemed determined to crush the villainy. That resolve is now being questioned.

Indonesia’s open-door lockdown

Along with the ineffectual lockdown the widely reported graft has fomented outrage and eroded trust in the government’s ability to handle the pandemic and keep its people safe.

Seeking excuses?

In the wake of Jakarta's protests Jokowi's cancelled visit to Australia is a missed opportunity, writes Duncan Graham.

Learning about politics

In conversation with Indonesia's former education minister Anies Baswedan.

When trade worlds collide

Australia leaves itself short changed in efforts to unlock Indonesia's economy.

How Australia Plus became Australia minus

Australia’s television service for the Asia Pacific is a turn off.

Not right in Ramadan

Indonesia's insistence on the death penalty will haunt its people and the nation for decades to come.

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.

So near, so far and growing apart

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

Stopover charm is not enough

Real change in the Australia-Indonesia relationship won’t come through speed dating writes Duncan Graham.

Why we still need SBY

Rather than a swansong, karaoke king and former president should deliver an encore.

Getting up close and personal with Indonesia

Forget the suits! Sport, 'walkabouts' and selfies will save Australia-Indonesia relations.