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Indonesia

Sulphur and sacrifice: Indonesia’s Yadnya Kasada Festival

Mount Bromo shows its darker side at this haunting Hindu festival.

Defending Islam and reclaiming diversity

On the ground insights from the anti-Ahok rallies

Explaining the mass anti-Ahok rally turnouts

How recent protests attracted hundreds of thousands.

Jokowi’s calculated soft approach to Jakarta’s radicals

Why the Jokowi administration’s handling of the Ahok case deserves credit.

Marvelling at Indonesian democracy in Myanmar

Why bold reforms are critical for success.

Has Jokowi handed a strategic victory to radicals?

How political Islam is growing steadily on Indonesia's national stage.

Jokowi wakes up the leviathan

How the Indonesian president is using SOEs to drive economic development -- and why the private sector isn't happy.

Keep calm, carry on, and drink tea

The bitter taste behind Jokowi's tea drinking politics.

Drones put land rights back on the map

How West Kalimantan villagers are combining novel mapping techniques and technology with Indonesia's village law to reclaim territory.

The Art of Dating in Javanese History

How the Javanese turn chronology into a beautiful artform.

Echoes of past violence haunt Indonesia

Is history repeating itself in Indonesia?

The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.

Who constructed LGBT identity in Indonesia?

Hendri Yuluius charts how the Indonesian State helped move LGBT identities from the margins to the mainstream.

More work needed for Indonesia’s democracy

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

‘Proxyphobia’ in Indonesia

How the military’s fear campaign trumps Trump’s.

Ahok, the FPI and PilPres 2019

Can Jakarta's governor survive in a gangster's paradise?

The perils of a protest

The race for Jakarta governor must not succumb to race, writes Dwi Kiswanto.

Islamic rage and identity politics in Indonesia

Is Indonesia's democratic consolidation in peril?

Seeking excuses?

In the wake of Jakarta's protests Jokowi's cancelled visit to Australia is a missed opportunity, writes Duncan Graham.

Stuck in the immoderate middle

Opposition to Ahok is being spurned on by Indonesia's Muslim middle class, writes Chris Chaplin.

Making enemies out of friends  

The evictions regime of Jakarta’s governor, Ahok, has provided ample recruitment opportunities for hardliners, writes Ian Wilson.

Endangered Cuisines: Yogyakarta’s Gudeg

Food & travel writer Sheridan Rogers joins PoP this week to explore Yogyakarta's traditional food, gudeg .

Will the Village Law change rural Indonesia?

The unintended consequences of Indonesia's Village Law.

Learning about politics

In conversation with Indonesia's former education minister Anies Baswedan.