The Indonesian military recently announced that foreign researchers must request a permit to visit the museums it runs.
Recently, many Indonesians have been bombarded with stories about the “pelakor”, a term popularly used to refer to a woman who is perceived as responsible for ruining a couple’s marriage).
Urbanisation has been a well-established trend and for some countries will continue to be. But some others experience the opposite, resulting in underused and abandoned infrastructure.
The Brisbane Roar’s woes are the least of the Bakrie Group’s concerns, writes Nasya Bahfen.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.
Perceptions in Indonesia towards LGBT as revealed in a national survey.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia's youth "political preferences".
Amid rising inequality, two inclusionary planning instruments are at work to combat it in Indonesia. But without better enforcement, their full benefits will not be realised
Jakarta is finishing its water plan to have more public power in the private tap water service. However, the plan is unclear and likely to give small impact to the city's unequal water distribution.
Teachers' prosperity in Indonesia have improved but without programs dedicated to improving teachers, the quality of learning will be stagnant.
The growth of creative hubs is good for innovation but it may also widen a digital and economic divide in Indonesia.
Some kampung in Jakarta have become hubs from participatory design and sustainable urban planning.
Health research in Indonesia are mostly kept in library shelves instead of being used in policymaking.
Narratives of nationalism has risen following news about illegal fishing by countries including China in South China Sea. Will nationalistic pride affect regional stability?
Indonesia obliges political parties to have at least 30% of women candidates in their legislative candidates list. But then why this hasn't significantly increase women's electability?
The government should take advantage of digital technology as they will be able to extend their public diplomacy agenda in an even more interactive way.
Southeast Asian countires have a goal to integrate their higher education network to give young generations a truly regional experience. Is it possible?
A balanced research program should focus on good and rational peat management efforts that minimise environmental impacts, and on water regulation that reduces the risk of fire.
Comparing real Maluku and synthetic Maluku (a Maluku without prolonged conflicts) shows that Maluku could have 60.3% more economic growth had it not experienced conflicts.
Post-tsunami the position of women in Acehnese society has in many ways changed and, arguably, worsened compared to their historically high status.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
ISIS may have lost most of their territory, but it's important to be aware that ISIS can still utilise the Internet and social media to recruit people and to spread their fantastical propaganda.