Ex-offenders should be given a fair chance to redeem themselves after serving their time.
It should not come as a surprise if the rupiah touches the Rp15,000 level by the end of the year.
Koro is widely believed to be a culturally localised delusion. But a theory that it's a fight-or-flight reflex might be corroborated by studying traditional healing treatments in Indonesia.
Indonesia has long been held up as a model of democratic transition in the Muslim world. This view of the country now needs rethinking.
Can Indonesia's defence industry attain self-sufficiency?
Trained and funded by Australia and the US, Detachment 88 is winning the fight against terrorism in Indonesia, though not without some controversy and continued challenges.
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Male and female lawmakers differ in their reasoning why women struggle in winning elections. They also have different opinions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the gender quota policy.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
The work of three Chinese Indonesian women presented in Melbourne fills a void in public knowledge of a dark chapter in Indonesian history.
A tougher security approach to terrorism may be counterproductive and could even potentially undermine the supremacy of civilian government in Indonesia.
Australia's recently announced review of its national fuel stockpiles is timely indeed. The country is almost totally reliant on oil being shipped through some of the world's most contested regions.
To prevent people from climbing the staircase to terrorism, educating people about the values of tolerance should start early.
Reading the change in the reaction of conservative Muslim organisations towards terrorist attacks.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
Identifying three types of schools that are prone to radical values.
Preventing attacks in Indonesia by militants returning from the front lines in the Middle East may take more coordination with Australia.
The attacks show not only a shift in women's roles in violent extremism, but also the involvement of families in acts of terror.
The reasons for the rise in the number of blasphemy cases in Indonesia since the reform era are more than just religious ones.