The realities of intra-NU politics defy Muhaimin Iskandar’s claim of bringing NU communities in behind Anies Baswedan.
Retired police and military officers find easy paths into politics thanks to parties' perceptions of them as vote magnets.
A look at the life of the photographer whose work captivated European audiences' looking for images of the 'exotic' Indies.
There is a strong case for supporting the study of Indonesian history and cultures in Australian universities.
Prabowo’s analogy likening the nation to a football team puts a new spin on old arguments that there’s no place for opposition in Indonesian politics.
Jakarta’s recovery of legal powers over mining have robbed local politicians of the ability to respond to public demands to address the sector’s social costs.
Central Java offers a good base for a Widodo dynasty, but tensions with PDI-P are a hurdle.
Pragmatic political interests lie behind the promotion of ‘moderate’ Islam in both countries.
Palm oil companies can act with impunity because of corporate–state collusion and a lack of organised resistance.
What does it mean for Indonesia’s political development when elites and voters view democracy in instrumental terms?
Friendly ties to Pyongyang have been an emblem of non-alignment for generations of Indonesian foreign policy makers.
The new law isn’t the final nail in the coffin for democracy, but it’s a hammer for anyone who wants to drive one in.
Within a male-dominated social structure, they face challenges running their businesses, but persist in spite of marginalising geographical, economic and cultural conditions.
River pollution is not only a result of overwhelming waste, but a problem of resource capture across all levels of governance.
Historical records complement studies of seismic hazard and are an important standalone tool for the study of earthquake hazards.
Increased factory profits is the priority, and workers’ rights to rest, set hours and clear tasks are not protected.
On-the-ground studies find enormous variety and behaviour that often confound the conventional categorisations of religious type.
Commercialisation and politicisation of football establishes a pseudo-modern football with corrupt mismanagement.
Despite giving up on the legislative situation that discriminates against them, Surabaya transwomen fight against it by engaging actively in public activity.
This discussion brings together experts from the USA, Australia and Indonesia.
Like the Yogyakartan surrealist, Jokowi’s leadership offers a dreamscape, relying much on the promise of the future.
Political actors' roles in regenerating the spectre of communism deserve closer attention.