A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Extremist labels are being utilised to repress criticism, strong-arm opponents and silence challengers of the Indonesian government.
The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.
New research reveals how patriarchal public attitudes combine with unfriendly institutions to hamper women’s electoral success.
Lawmakers have an opportunity to work with experts in civil society and academia to make politics less dependent on financial sponsors.
Jokowi's controversial new cabinet aims to secure buy-in from elites for large-scale economic reform. Will the wager pay off?
Social media companies have more control than the government of Indonesia in limiting the freedom of expression of its citizens. To what extent will they control the political discourse in Indonesia?
The make-up of Joko Widodo’s second-term cabinet confirms worrying trends.
Jokowi's priorities for his second term revolve around human resources development, but not human rights.
The Indonesian military and divisions within the separatist movement are hurdles to a solution.
Bipartisanship and problems of representation in Indonesian politics.
Infographics reveal new details about the anti-communist violence.
The impact of relocating Indonesia’s capital on local and environmental politics.
The underpinning politics between Jokowi and Prabowo reveals a deeper complexity within the Indonesian election.
The poor know they’re poor: The roles of shame and stigma in the everyday lives of people in poverty
Poverty reduction efforts in Indonesia need to also tackle issues of shame and social exclusion.
Indonesia promises a future of Quran-inspired sustainability and renewables but is constrained by fossil fuel interests in government.
The need for consent from indigenous landowners in Indonesia's West Papua oil palm developments.
Indonesia should not be lulled by Neo-JI’s seemingly peaceful development.
If he’s serious about building Indonesia’s “human capital”, Jokowi should make mental health a policy priority.
Progress for pro-women policy requires being honest about the social and political barriers activists face.
What happens when civil society, the media, and policymakers are based in different cities?
Indonesia needs evidence-based policy, not policy-based evidence.
The 2019 ANU Indonesia Update conference takes stock of Indonesian democracy.
Economic change is eroding the political power of traditional custodians of land in this part of Eastern Indonesia.