Prabowo’s win was made possible by his enduring strongman appeal and a playing field tipped in his favour by Jokowi.
A new survey shows support for a class and gender mix that better reflects society.
The 2024 elections illustrate how business figures are taking the business risks out of engaging in political contests
ANU experts share their impressions and predictions about Indonesia's election
Hardliners are adapting to electoral realities—and state restraints—in mobilising for Anies Baswedan.
Personal and patronage ties are once again at the fore.
The narrowing field of political contestation in Indonesia is not just being driven by presidential machinations and ruling-coalition infighting—but also the inescapable contradictions of Indonesia’s middle income status
A colonial record’s hint at a forbidden lesbian relationship is a reminder of the potential for historical research to uncover queer life in Indonesia’s past and present
China’s modes of foreign economic cooperation are tailor-made for the Jokowi-era political economy
Boat arrivals cause frictions in coastal communities amid signs of a policy shift towards deterrence
Personal connections to the president dating back to his mayorship of Solo have proven a career asset to senior military officers.
Artists at the Makassar Biennale grapple with the social and environmental consequences of land reclamation.
The president has put all his chips on Prabowo in the hopes of securing influence beyond 2024. Will it work?
Indonesia’s encounter with the “plasticene” has led to a naïve and hasty government effort to rebrand waste as an asset.
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.