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.

The Aceh exception

Indonesia's 2014 election has been lauded as generally free and fair, but not in Aceh.

The 30%

Hana Satriyo asks what's in store for the female winners and losers of the 2014 election?

What women want

In Indonesia, patriarchal media representations restricts coverage of quality female candidates, writes Evi Eliyanah.

Polls apart

Did the Internet predict the Indonesian election results, asks Ross Tapsell.

Wishful thinking in the polling age

Dirk Tomsa wonders if hope triumphed political sense in his reading of Indonesia's 2014 election polls.

How Papua voted

In Papua, pseudo-traditional voting practices are a pretext for blatant violations of electoral integrity.

Photo essay: voting in Jakarta

Some snapshots of typically cheerful voting in Jakarta on the day of Indonesia's 2014 legislative elections.

The simple statistics of Indonesian election polling

Tom Pepinsky on some polling fundamentals, and how they should inform our analysis of Indonesia's legislative elections.

Hope, cynicism and Jokowi in a Jakarta slum

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.

VIDEO: Indonesia elections washup

Ross Tapsell speaks to Usman Hamid and Greg Fealy about what happened in the legislative elections, and what comes next.

Why were the polls wrong about Islamic parties?

Tom Power says Indonesia’s Islamic parties remain viable political entities and cannot be written off lightly

Resurgent political Islam, or astute Islamic parties?

Greg Fealy asks whether surprisingly good results for Indonesia's Islamic parties reflect their ideological appeal or strong grassroots campaigns.

Vote buying – commodity or gift?

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?

Clean count in South Jakarta

Despite a smallish turnout, democracy is alive and well in a South Jakarta suburb known for the city's largest cemetery, reports Elisabeth Kramer.

Waiting for the Dawn Attack

In the morning hours before the Indonesian legislative election, Ward Berenschot goes on the hunt for parties buying votes.

The 2014 Parliamentary Elections: Preliminary Lessons

Leading analyst Marcus Mietzner takes a close look at the recent elections, all with the benefit of hindsight