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Indonesia

Making Peace with the Enemy

Why do victims of human rights abuses support for Prabowo’s candidacy for President?

Student Politics in the Selfie-Age

Elena Williams discovers that student politics in Yogyakarta aren't what they used to be.

Promiscuity into promise?

Dan Slater argues that voters are facing a most fateful electoral decision

Friday wrap

The campaign this week in social and mass media: NM Indonesia editors sat on fesbuk this week so you could at least get some work done.

Campaigning on religious nationalism

How a Shia candidate used 'religious nationalism' to win in a majority Sunni electorate.

Securing Success

Bob Lowry asks where do the political preferences of the police and the military lie?

Prabowo and the art of being tegas

If a presidential candidate appears to punch someone, and no one talks about it, did it ever happen?

Sukarno’s two bodies

John Roosa explains how both Prabowo and Jokowi are advertising themselves as the legatees of Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno.

The week that was (23 May)

In a week dominated by news of Jusuf Kalla, here's four bits of news about the Indonesian elections that you may have missed...

Is there an ideological cleavage in 2014?

There are some real ideological differences between the two presidential campaigns in 2014.

‘Pretty numbers’ and Indonesia’s DPD elections

When standing for Indonesia's obscure second chamber of parliament, it helps to have a name beginning with A.

Clock watching and election complaints in Indonesia’s Constitutional Court

Indonesia's Constitutional Court is flooded with hundreds of challenges to the elections

A lesson for researchers

Peter Carey’s ensnarement in the Prabowo campaign is a warning for us all, says Ed Aspinall. *Updated with added response from Peter Carey.

Timor’s silence

In post-conflict Timor-Leste, Prabowo’s candidacy is met with silence, not outrage, write Maj Nygaard-Christensen and Angie Bexley.

Polling: the race tightens

Some new polling on the state of the Indonesian presidential race.

Undoing Yudhoyono’s Sectarian Legacy

Indonesia's next president must address the problem of rising religious intolerance, says Andreas Harsono

Fun with flowcharts: the China-US Conspiracy Scheme

The key to a good conspiracy theory is elegant simplicity. This one doesn't make the grade.

Wither Human Rights?

On the eve of the presidential nominations, Usman Hamid remembers the human rights records of the two likely presidential candidates.

Uses and Abuses of history: Peter Carey responds

Oxford historian Peter Carey responds to allegations of appearing in Prabowo campaign material.

Memory’s Muse

Peter Carey argues that history can be a slippery claim to power

What goes unsaid: Indonesia’s environment

It's what the presidential candidates are not talking about that worries Fitrian Ardiansyah.

Rallying to Prabowo’s cause

Indonesia's first May Day holiday in decades was less about labour and more about presidential politics, write Teri Caraway and Michele Ford.

Symbols of success

In Indonesia, there's more to a horse and dagger than would seem, writes Yogi Setya Permana.

Anger Management

On-camera meltdowns can be a good way for Indonesian politicians to project a reformist image and win some free publicity.