Would high political office discipline Ma’ruf Amin’s conservatism, or would his conservatism influence government policy?
Notes on the first joint meeting of the Asian Society for the History of Medicine & History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, Jakarta, 27-30 June 2018
Hans Pols proposes a new perspective on the history of colonial medicine from the viewpoint of indigenous physicians.
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Aid-supported 'participatory recess' programs are promoting healthier communication between MPs and constituents. But it won't transform politics unless parties sign on wholesale.
Progressives may hope that Ma’ruf’s conservatism will be checked by realpolitik.
Notes from a research trip interrupted by Indonesia’s most deadly earthquake in years.
The NU Garis Lurus or 'true path NU' movement shows how the moderate stance of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation is being internally contested.
New Mandala is looking for emerging Indonesian experts to write about Indonesia's biggest policy challenges in the lead up to the 2019 polls.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.
Writing history in the Indian Ocean world was the result of a complex interplay of global norms and local conditions of textual production.
A movement making piety cool for youth alienated from traditional religious organisations has become a national phenomenon in Indonesia.
On 'black campaigns', the Islamic vote, and upcoming presidential elections.
A forgotten cultural frontier reveals Indonesia's version of mid-century modernism
Trying out a more sophisticated measure of how religious intolerance varies across Indonesia's provinces.
Two decades after Suharto’s fall, it’s hard to see a return to dictatorship—or to declare the democratic status quo safe.
The second in a series of articles by veteran journalist Frank Palmos, reflecting on his time living and working in Indonesia in the early 1960s.
Beyond the media hype, the new Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) isn’t much different from the conservative, oligarch-linked parties we’re used to.
A commentary on the Sufi poem of the peculiar whale, by the 16th-century Malay poet Hamzah of Barus.
A new survey shows that political parties are divided only by their attitudes on Islam.