The government needs to revisit its punitive approach to drug users and stop sending them to prison to avoid overcrowding.
How can sporting events like the Asian Games contribute to global peace?
Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
Amid a prolonged border dispute between Indonesia and Timor Leste, indigenous groups have signed an agreement to solve problems arising from the dispute.
More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
Participants of roundtable forums in Australia and Indonesia last year agree that parents' extended family and community hold an important role in caring for children within their first 1000 days.
A tectonic earthquake doesn't always trigger eruptions of nearby volcanoes. If an eruption happens, the volcano must already have been in a critical condition.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Containing wealthy corruptors in underfunded, understaffed prisons is like putting a grizzly bear in a wobbly bamboo cage designed to hold goats guarded by unskilled shepherds.
Vote buying is deeply rooted in Indonesia despite opposition from the society and the fact that the proportion of votes influenced is fairly small.
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.
Early exposure to a second (foreign) language will not disturb the children's language development. Some myths have been explained.
Can Indonesia's defence industry attain self-sufficiency?
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?
Indonesia is the world's largest producer of the seaweed that offers a solution for the global plastic crisis.
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.
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.
Identifying three types of schools that are prone to radical values.