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”
Why, after such a long hiatus, is underwater cultural heritage is once again being considered as an economic, not an archaeological or historical, resource?
The Indonesian government could regain trust by enhancing cooperation with those in the local community already involved in assisting IDPs
How were Indonesians’ enjoyment of political, economic, and social rights have been affected by the multiple crises of 2020?
Fake cooperatives acting as representatives of farmers can seek land concessions and conveniently serve as an extension of corporations.
Returning workers from failed industrial hubs such as Batam live on the edge between two different worlds: town and village.
A new survey looks beyond aggregated corruption indexes at how experiences of bribery and extortion in Indonesia differ from sector to sector.
Beyond future statehood, supporting the Palestinian right of self-determination should acknowledge they are best placed to shape their future.
The delicate balancing of labour across the home, workplace and union is no small burden.
Will the crackdown demonstrate the powerlessness of Islamists or serve as a unifying issue?
"Spineless politicians, feckless government bureaucrats, and narrow-minded ulama officials" stand in the way of religious freedom in Indonesia.
LPDP has yet to excel in any of the goals it has set for itself.
Focusing on the actors shows that despite government and lobbyists’ claims about representing small players, their actions more support already dominant big business.
The ABC should establish a new relationship with an Indonesian partner, enabling Australians to learn that this humane cause is shared by our close neighbours.
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.
Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.
Novel phenomena emerge as students find common ground with workers, but there are risks.
An urban development program has supported a boom in commercial property construction and displaced poor urban communities, sparking an upsurge in resistance
Incumbents at the local level can be an obstacle to the political plans of wealthy and well-connected players, even in uncontested elections.
Three cases illustrate that the role of private providers and communal works, or a combination of the two, are the norm among poor, rural communities