The government should take advantage of digital technology as they will be able to extend their public diplomacy agenda in an even more interactive way.
A balanced research program should focus on good and rational peat management efforts that minimise environmental impacts, and on water regulation that reduces the risk of fire.
Comparing real Maluku and synthetic Maluku (a Maluku without prolonged conflicts) shows that Maluku could have 60.3% more economic growth had it not experienced conflicts.
It was Paul Keating himself who first raised the idea of a security agreement between Indonesia and Australia in June 1994 to Indonesian President Soeharto.
We asked three volcanologists what to look out for in the year ahead.
Post-tsunami the position of women in Acehnese society has in many ways changed and, arguably, worsened compared to their historically high status.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.
One day the violence and discrimination will be finished in Asia and throughout our region – but in the meantime, there is a need for heroes.
An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
Stigma often obstructs rights protection for children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
Businesses worth their weight in salt should at least in principle have the capacity to remedy situations that go wrong, as part of their modus operandi.
ISIS may have lost most of their territory, but it's important to be aware that ISIS can still utilise the Internet and social media to recruit people and to spread their fantastical propaganda.
It can fill in the scientific gaps.
Until late November, Bali's high economic dependence on tourism led its Tourism Board to dismiss the dangers of the Mount Agung volcano. This severely undermined the reputation of destination Bali..
Haphazardly using unspecified terms like "illiberal turn" does little to help us properly diagnose Indonesia's democratic challenges.
Indonesia has allocated a huge percentage of education funding to improve the quality of teachers through various reforms. Yet their performance has not improved. What was missing?
Talks about increasing militarisation in Papua has intensified after reports of violence in mining area Tembagapura. But Indonesia should not rush in with a military operation.
Indonesia needs to follow the example of many other countries and have a legislative budget office. It would consist of economists that advice government on budgets.