Articles by Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Guest Contributor

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

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

More work needed for Indonesia’s democracy

A lack of employment opportunities is undermining the country's democratic gains.

A parasite in democracy

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Muhammad Beni Saputra discuss the implications of Indonesia's mainstream media being controlled by oligarchs.

Indonesia’s education system sorely lacking leadership

A failure to focus on leadership promotes deep flaws in education.

To TPP or not to TPP – that is Jokowi’s question

Should he sign up to the world’s largest trade agreement?

Indonesia’s Israeli passport pain

Public take exception to visa exemption.

Vietnam: Israel’s closest ASEAN partner

Growing ties could help narrow Vietnam's development gap.

Weapons and wealth in the Gulf

Jokowi heads to the UAE for arms (and more).