Indonesia should cultivate a culture of peer-review to support academics produce basic social research, essential in creating good policies in the world's fourth most populous country.
Indonesia has both the world's largest Muslim population and a vibrant young democracy.
Indonesians reacted defiantly on social media after the bombings and shootings in Jakarta last week. But how effective is the response on social media in countering terrorism?
Fighting terrorism purely through security measures will not be enough. Indonesia should devise policies to rehabilitate and monitor former convicted terrorists to prevent recidivism.
IS has claimed a wave of deadly bombings and shootings in Jakarta, but its long-feared Asian campaign is yet to materialise in earnest.
What is the landscape of Indonesia's terror groups? And what threat does the country face following Thursday's deadly attacks in Jakarta?
Creative industries have the potential to provide much needed jobs in Indonesia. But, without a law on creative economy, industries are being subjected to rigid sectoral regulations.
The works of Indonesianist Benedict Anderson, who died last Thursday, challenged Suharto's military regime from the beginning.
Internationally renowned scholar Benedict Anderson, who helped us understand the formation of modern communities, has died in Indonesia at 79.
In tackling the problem of drug abuse, Indonesia should change its criminalisation and punitive approach into a public health one.
A dynamic new president promised Indonesians sweeping reform of a rotten system. Instead, all they've gotten are baby steps.
In Indonesia, a culture that views policewomen as lesser officers than their male counterpart still prevails.
Indonesia's problematic climate plan will make it difficult for the country to achieve its target to reduce emissions.
A recent decision by the Indonesian Immigration Office is set to present challenges to the widely practiced, and popular, 'visa run' renewal method.
While Indonesia has taken steps to address the worst forest fires in living memory, a new palm oil alliance with Malaysia threatens to take a giant leap back.
Whether Indonesia’s unofficial 'moratorium' on the death penalty is genuine or temporary, this is an advocacy moment for Australia to seize.
Indonesia has a large young workforce. But this can be a problem if they can't find jobs.
Although Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared Papua open for foreign media in May this year, government obstacles to access the restive region linger.
Many in Indonesia hope that Malcolm Turnbull can reset the strained Australia-Indonesia relationship – a legacy of Tony Abbott's time in office.
Leaders in Jakarta want to tackle the haze crisis but they don't have much authority over corrupt local elites.