Officials of the Indian Electoral Commission demonstrate the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) to the polling officials before their journey to the polling stations for the first phase of the 2019 Parliamentary or General elections in India. Jaipal Singh/EPA

India

In India, job creation the biggest issue in voters’ minds

India is facing an employment crisis, the magnitude and complexity of which has never been witnessed.
It is expected that the two presidential candidates – incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto – will talk about the country’s debts during the final election debate as the issue has become one of the most debated topics. www.shutterstock.com

Election

Debts are not that bad: ending the election debate on Indonesia’s debts

Debt is not that bad if a country uses it to drive growth and development.
Mount Merapi in Central Java, one of the most active of more than 100 Indonesian volcanoes, is among the most dangerous volcanoes on earth. Boy Triharjanto/EPA

Disaster management

Living with natural disasters – how to change Indonesia’s culture of passive resignation

Whether in direct response to these events or as a way of coping with their consequences, many Indonesians react to the unpredictability of the natural world with a “wait and see” attitude.
A mother teaches her daughter by reading Alquran inside a mosque in Indonesia. www.shutterstock.com

Hijab

Hijab in Indonesia – the history and controversies

Hijab-wearing culture in Indonesia has changed over time. The hijab is becoming much more popular, so why does it remain a source of controversy?
Water problems are a global issue and policymakers in both developed and developing countries should focus on them. www.shutterstock.com

Water

How to make water issues matter to world leaders

Not a single World Water Day over the past 25 years has focused on how water could be put high up on the political agendas of countries on a long-term basis.
‘The Golden Orange Solar City’, a depiction of the Turkish city of Antalya in the future (as inspired by Solar Punk literature such as the ‘Glass and Gardens’ anthology edited by Sarena Ulabarri). Alan Marshall

Urban design

Using beloved works of literature to predict the futures of cities

The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
Vice-president candidates Ma'ruf Amin (L) and Sandiaga Uno (R) during their debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 March 2019. Adi Weda/EPA

Election

It’s a draw. In Indonesia’s vice-presidential debate, both candidates fail to offer relevant programs

We contacted four academics to provide analysis of the candidates' visions and program planning. They all concluded that nobody won the debate.

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