Indonesia at the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
about 2 days ago
A despatch from Brisbane, where an eclectic selection of Indonesian works stands out at the APT.
Notes on 212 in 2018: more politics, less unity
about 5 days ago
The second reunion of the 2016 anti-Ahok rally was a show of force from FPI ahead of elections.
Playing the marriage card in Indonesia
about 2 weeks ago
A proposal for marriage registration cards is an invitation for more moral surveillance of Indonesian citizens.
audiopelago: a podcast about Indonesia
about 3 weeks ago
Listen to New Mandala's monthly Indonesia podcast.
Watch the 2018 ANU Indonesia Update
about 2 months ago
Expert speakers discuss the state of Indonesia's politics and economy in 2018, with the focus on the status of minorities.
POLITICS HIGHLIGHTSSEE ALL INDONESIA POSTS
Once hailed as the saviour of the democratic status quo, Indonesia’s president is now busily degrading democratic norms.
Progressives may hope that Ma’ruf’s conservatism will be checked by realpolitik.
A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.
On 'black campaigns', the Islamic vote, and upcoming presidential elections.
Two decades after Suharto’s fall, it’s hard to see a return to dictatorship—or to declare the democratic status quo safe.
Beyond the media hype, the new Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) isn’t much different from the conservative, oligarch-linked parties we’re used to.
AHOK’S FALL, A YEAR ON
Framing Jakarta's election as a referendum on Indonesian pluralism is a way to avoid addressing inequalities of political and economic power.
Forget oligarchy. Ahok's governorship, like Jokowi's before him, has been a boon for state enterprise.
Exit polls from the Jakarta election are a good starting point for thinking about the nexus between identity politics and inequality in Indonesia.
RELIGION IN INDONESIA
Trying out a more sophisticated measure of how religious intolerance varies across Indonesia's provinces.
In insisting that “animist” faiths be given a lower status than “religion”, Islamic leaders ignore how the false divide between them was constructed in the first place.
An ethnic Chinese convert to hardline Islam stands out in Indonesia’s crowded Islamic preaching market.
A spike in mosque construction is an oft-cited symbol of Indonesia's "Islamisation". But data suggest it's not actually happening.
Survey data show no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.