Peter Carey argues that history can be a slippery claim to power
It's what the presidential candidates are not talking about that worries Fitrian Ardiansyah.
Indonesia's first May Day holiday in decades was less about labour and more about presidential politics, write Teri Caraway and Michele Ford.
In Indonesia, there's more to a horse and dagger than would seem, writes Yogi Setya Permana.
On-camera meltdowns can be a good way for Indonesian politicians to project a reformist image and win some free publicity.
Indonesia's 2014 election has been lauded as generally free and fair, but not in Aceh.
In Indonesia, patriarchal media representations restricts coverage of quality female candidates, writes Evi Eliyanah.
Dirk Tomsa wonders if hope triumphed political sense in his reading of Indonesia's 2014 election polls.
In Papua, pseudo-traditional voting practices are a pretext for blatant violations of electoral integrity.
Some snapshots of typically cheerful voting in Jakarta on the day of Indonesia's 2014 legislative elections.
Tom Pepinsky on some polling fundamentals, and how they should inform our analysis of Indonesia's legislative elections.
Was PDI-P's poor showing in the legislative elections voter ignorance or a weak party machine? From the slippery banks of the Ciliwung river, Jakarta's slum dwellers have a surprising voting strategy.
Ross Tapsell speaks to Usman Hamid and Greg Fealy about what happened in the legislative elections, and what comes next.
Tom Power says Indonesia’s Islamic parties remain viable political entities and cannot be written off lightly
Greg Fealy asks whether surprisingly good results for Indonesia's Islamic parties reflect their ideological appeal or strong grassroots campaigns.
References to vote buying abound in discussions of politics in Southeast Asia. But is the term a useful one or does it confuse the distribution of gifts with the purchase of votes?
Despite a smallish turnout, democracy is alive and well in a South Jakarta suburb known for the city's largest cemetery, reports Elisabeth Kramer.
In the morning hours before the Indonesian legislative election, Ward Berenschot goes on the hunt for parties buying votes.
Leading analyst Marcus Mietzner takes a close look at the recent elections, all with the benefit of hindsight
Edward Aspinall gives one possible explanation as to the failure of the 'Jokowi Effect'
Did parties overestimate the effect presidential candidates would have in Indonesia's legislative election?
Oligarchy 1, Jokowi, 0. Wimar Witoelar on the Indonesian legislative elections results.