A new documentary seeks to explore the plight of refugees in Indonesia seeking resettlement in Australia.
These events are heavily political in the distinctively clientelistic sense that dominates in Indonesia.
Online and social media shows that several political parties are actively involved in the vaccination program.
Reports from Afghanistan and contemporary memory activism teach us that memories of trauma run deep, as the author and others have found among the Sulawesi survivors of DI/TI.
The effects of decisions about sugar made during tumultuous periods in Indonesian history linger into the contemporary era.
The loyalty of some Islamist groups to AQ, and by extension, the Taliban, is evident from the content posted on their respective affiliated websites and publications.
Bringing them home is the only option that addresses both the humanitarian and security aim of weakening Indonesian links to terrorist networks abroad.
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.
Incorporating women's experiences and skills would improve pandemic responses.
A dysfunctional accountability mechanism inhibits progress.
Survey data points to a certain fragility in FPI’s support, but the longer-term consequences of banning of FPI may be a greater cause for concern.
In the wake of increased government oversight, questions nonetheless remain over the MUI’s accountability.
Patronage politics, like those predominant in South Kalimantan, are a crucial factor exacerbating climate disasters, and governments rely heavily on inadequate technological solutions to mitigate floods.
Will the initiative complement or sideline the existing regional architecture built by ASEAN?
Just as the Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th centuries overcame the dark Middle Ages by reappraising classical insights, critical history is now imperative.
Just as it was particularly difficult for the progressives to withstand repression and killings, reviving the Left after 1965 was equally formidable.
Losing these key Parliamentary functions has exacerbated the lack of “checks and balances”
Public opinion should force the Indonesian government to consider and adjust its policies and responses to China in the South China Sea.
Beyond future statehood, supporting the Palestinian right of self-determination should acknowledge they are best placed to shape their future.
Will the crackdown demonstrate the powerlessness of Islamists or serve as a unifying issue?
Native oligarchs and unscrupulous security apparatuses from the police to the military continue to exploit natural resources with ease and impunity.
The Indonesian government's approach to Islamic outliers simultanesously marks them as dangerous and fails to protect the vulnerable from harm
Local media are failing to supervise regional Indonesia, with many relying on government PR budgets or politicians’ fresh cash.
The current arrangements slow initial local responses without a corresponding payoff.