Should Indonesians be worried about the country’s rising debt under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo?
An objective elaboration and analysis of the government debt situation in Indonesia to help answer the public's concern on the prospect of the country's economy in the future.
Supporters of the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Habib Rizieq, shout slogans during a protest outside police headquarters in Jakarta in 2017.
Reading the change in the reaction of conservative Muslim organisations towards terrorist attacks.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has built a new image to stay relevant for younger voters for the 2019 election.
A social media post on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wearing denim jackets and sneakers on a motorbike has gone viral. What is behind Jokowi's latest stint on social media?
High-tech startup success stories shouldn’t hide that the Indonesian economy and population are relying primarily on a myriad of micro and small businesses that are low-tech and low-growth.
Micro-entrepreneurs make up the bulk of the Indonesian economy and population. But red tape and corruption are keeping them from entering the 'formal' sector.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrive for photographs ahead of a bilateral meeting during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney on March 17, 2018.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on inviting Australia to join ASEAN has raised speculations that he was just being Javanese. This is the background to that statement.
A man protesting against the government’s new power to ban organisations deemed anti-Pancasila, Indonesia’s state ideology.
A recently passed regulation in lieu of law allows the government to ban organisations deemed against Indonesia's state ideology Pancasila. It marks a troubling turn towards ultra-nationalism.
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5.
The Indonesian government has back-pedalled on an announcement by the head of the country's military that cooperation between the two countries would be suspended.
George Brandis (centre) was ‘the guest’ of the co-ordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Wiranto (right), during a recent visit to Indonesia.
Here’s the glaring omission in George Brandis' list of issues raised recently with Indonesian President Joko Widodo: human rights.
Jokowi: scourge of corruption?
A dynamic new president promised Indonesians sweeping reform of a rotten system. Instead, all they've gotten are baby steps.
Ready for work – new faces in Indonesia’s cabinet.
We asked experts on Indonesian politics and economy how they see the August 12 cabinet reshuffle.
Julie Bishop recently claimed that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is ‘very strong and very good’.
On balance, it seems that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is more or less back to its usual setting – where “usual setting” means “fragile”.
The Indonesian parliament plans to weaken the country’s anti-corruption commission, the KPK, despite strong public support for its work.
The Indonesian parliament is planning to revise the law on the country's anti-graft agency. If passed, elements of the revision could weaken the agency's power to investigate corruption.
Indonesia is forcing people with drug dependence problems to go into rehab.
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
New Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s still unsure about attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane.
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Australian prime minister Tony Abbott met with newly sworn Indonesian president Joko Widodo after his inauguration in Jakarta, inviting him to attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane. But Jokowi, as the new…
Indonesians are celebrating the inauguration of their new president, Joko Widodo.
In Indonesia, people are celebrating. Joko Widodo’s supporters joined a parade on Monday to welcome him and Jusuf “JK” Kalla on the day they were sworn into office as Indonesia’s new president and vice-president…
Joko Widodo (right) will replace Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as Indonesian president. He faces strong opposition in the parliament.
Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, will be sworn into office today in a divisive political environment. Jokowi, who won 53.15% of the votes in the presidential election…
What is the legacy left by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as he prepares to leave office after a decade in power?
Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will end his 10-year presidency in coming days. The retired general, popularly called SBY, won Indonesia’s first direct presidential election in 2004 and secured…
The real issue in the Australia-Indonesia relationship is not what SBY has just done, but rather what incoming president Joko Widodo will do.
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It’s not a good sign when parties cannot even agree on what they have just put their signatures to. On Thursday, Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop and her Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa…
The big question around Indonesia’s presidential election is whether it will be able to provide a new kind of political leadership.
Indonesians will next month cast their votes in their third presidential election since the end of president Suharto’s “New Order” regime in 1998. The new democracy has struggled to establish effective…