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Indonesia

Selective moderation: Indonesia–UAE religious diplomacy

Pragmatic political interests lie behind the promotion of ‘moderate’ Islam in both countries.

Power, illegality and impunity in Indonesia’s plantation zone

Palm oil companies can act with impunity because of corporate–state collusion and a lack of organised resistance.

The rise of performance politics in Indonesia?

What does it mean for Indonesia’s political development when elites and voters view democracy in instrumental terms?

Indonesia and North Korea: warm memories of the Cold War

Friendly ties to Pyongyang have been an emblem of non-alignment for generations of Indonesian foreign policy makers.

Indonesia’s virtual capital

In the online version of Nusantara, nobody can hear you protest.

Indonesia’s new criminal code turns representatives into rulers

The new law isn’t the final nail in the coffin for democracy, but it’s a hammer for anyone who wants to drive one in.

Women entrepreneurs in Halmahera: quiet contributors

Within a male-dominated social structure, they face challenges running their businesses, but persist in spite of marginalising geographical, economic and cultural conditions.

Can Indonesia clean up political pollution along the Citarum River?

River pollution is not only a result of overwhelming waste, but a problem of resource capture across all levels of governance.

Bridging historical archives and earthquake hazard studies in Indonesia

Historical records complement studies of seismic hazard and are an important standalone tool for the study of earthquake hazards.

The other side of Indonesian women workers

Increased factory profits is the priority, and workers’ rights to rest, set hours and clear tasks are not protected.

Watch now: The inaugural Tony and Yohanni Johns lecture by Greg Fealy

On-the-ground studies find enormous variety and behaviour that often confound the conventional categorisations of religious type.

The Kanjuruhan catastrophe: A mirror of Indonesia’s tumultuous football politics

Commercialisation and politicisation of football establishes a pseudo-modern football with corrupt mismanagement.

Surabaya’s transwomen fighting COVID-19

Despite giving up on the legislative situation that discriminates against them, Surabaya transwomen fight against it by engaging actively in public activity.

Forum on strengthening primary health care in Indonesia: Lessons from COVID-19

This discussion brings together experts from the USA, Australia and Indonesia.

The Yogyakartan Surrealism of Jokowi

Like the Yogyakartan surrealist, Jokowi’s leadership offers a dreamscape, relying much on the promise of the future.

Time to shift our focus on Indonesian communist studies?

Political actors' roles in regenerating the spectre of communism deserve closer attention.

Public programs weekend: Our Grandfather Road

Interact with some of the most socially-engaged and topical art produced by contemporary artists both emerging and established from the region

Watch: Deepening the Australia-Indonesia relationship through study abroad & research collaboration

Four stories of success from ANU alumni who have been engaged in strengthening the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

“Perempuan Merdeka” women’s art exhibition at the 39th Indonesia Update

The artists’ playful images expose societal norms and offer alternatives to understanding women’s position in society

Profile: Patrick Anderson’s career in environmental and human rights movements

Working in solidarity globally and at the intersection of environmental protection and human rights.

Watch: Hari Tani Nasional, a forum on the future of rural Indonesia

Critical Indonesian thinkers reflect on a simple question: What are the most important policy problems in rural Indonesia, and what can researchers do about them?

NBSEAS: Nicole Curato talks to Baogang He about “Deliberative Democracy in Asia”

Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond.

Blockchain against climate change: perspectives from Indonesia

In Indonesia blockchain can be strategically utilised and developed for environmental protection.