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The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta is an independent, non-profit organisation focusing on policy-oriented studies on domestic and international issues. It was established in 1971.


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Sandiaga Uno (left) will compete with Ma'ruf Amin for vice presidential seat in the 2010 election. Wikimedia commons, edited by Triasa/The Conversation

Political compromise behind Indonesia’s vice presidential nominees: experts respond

We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
Sandiaga Uno (kiri) akan bertarung melawan Ma'ruf Amin untuk merebut kursi wakil presiden di pemilihan presiden tahun 2019. Wikimedia commons, diedit oleh Triasa/The Conversation

Prabowo pilih Sandiaga, Jokowi pilih Ma'ruf, kompromi politik? Ini analisis para ahli

Kami meminta para ahli untuk menjelaskan apa yang melatarbelakangi keputusan mendadak dalam memilih calon wakil presiden untuk pemilihan berikutnya.
Kata “belokan illiberal” digunakan para analis politik untuk menunjuk pada berbagai rupa masalah dalam demokrasi Indonesia. Shutterstock

Apakah penggunaan istilah belokan ‘illiberal’ bermanfaat bagi demokrasi Indonesia?

Banyak analis menggunakan istilah "belokan illiberal" untuk menggambarkan berbagai masalah demokrasi Indonesia. Penggunaan istilah secara serampangan menyulitkan kita mendapatkan diagnosa tepat.
The 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election may be one of the most important local elections in Indonesia so far. EPA/Adi Weda

Jakarta governor’s race a litmus test for Indonesia

Would religious and ethnic narratives be effective at swaying voters?
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed in Indonesia overnight. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Bali Nine duo executed: the view from Indonesia

A panel of Indonesian experts respond to the executions of eight people, including Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.
Ahok may be the first Chinese Indonesian politician to break the shackles of identity politics in Indonesia. Steven Fitzgerald Sipahutar/Flickr

Jakarta’s first ethnic Chinese governor takes Indonesia forward

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, will be the first ethnic Chinese to govern Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Ahok is not the first ethnic Chinese to gain political prominence in Indonesia, where…
Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election. AAP Image/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi confirmed as Indonesian election winner, Prabowo rejects result: experts respond

Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election, the Indonesian Election Commission’s (KPU) final tally shows. But his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, refused to admit defeat. Prabowo told a press conference…
Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, pictured with wife Iriana, is in the box seat to be Indonesia’s next president. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi wins Indonesian election, exit polls show: experts respond

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo appears to have won Indonesia’s presidential election in a quick count jointly released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus. Joko Widodo…


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