A trade dispute between Australia and Indonesia shines a spotlight on Australia's controversial 'anti-dumping' practices at the World Trade Organisation.
Indonesia announces it has outnumbered Thailand in terms of academic publication number. It's good news but Indonesia needs to make the studies more relevant to get more citations.
Secular people, including atheists, in Indonesia have to assume multiple identities: they step into a religious persona for the religious family and friends, and a real one for trusted peers.
Zero-burning policy could hurt small-holder farmers. The ban on the use of fire for land clearing has raised the costs to prepare their land for planting and to keep it pest-free.
Complaint systems, such as the government initiative LAPOR!, will fail to build trust if bureaucracies are unresponsive.
It took 11 years after the treaty came into force for Indonesia to ratify the agreement in 2014. But two years in, Indonesia has yet to enact regulations at the national and local level.
A new decree states that local administrations may be asked to provide shelter for asylum seekers and refugees. In reality, this may be rather challenging.
Indonesian politicians and public figures say Indonesians have a low interest in reading. But people in disadvantaged areas defy this perception; they always welcome new books with joy.
Indonesia's decree on refugees honours a customary international law obligation of non-refoulement, or not expelling or returning refugees.
Welcome to our new colleagues in Indonesia.
Indonesia's shadow economy – a range of activities not included in the national accounts –
is keeping the country back from reaching its tax revenue potential.
Indonesia revised a regulation on ride-hailing services to ensure fair competition. But the government has yet to address the job insecurity issues that drivers face.
To stop Indonesia polluting the ocean with plastic it is important to change the country's land-based waste management.
Inequality is bad for all Indonesians, including the middle and upper classes, because it causes more violence, more people with mental illness and less chance for us to better our lives.
Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
While the details are yet to be announced, a deal on the long-running dispute marks a win for Timor Leste.
Indonesian peatlands are important to many people: farmers, bureaucrats, businesspeople, and conservationists. But preserving this value for everyone will mean listening to everyone's concerns.
The evidence of a much earlier presence of humans in Indonesia was found more than 100 years ago. But only now has the age of the fossil teeth been accurately dated.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.