Two Australians will soon be killed at a prison on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan – for no deterrent effect.
Joko Widodo argues that Indonesia needs to execute drug offenders like Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to deter others, but he can produce no evidence to support this claim.
Australia attends the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa “Bandung” Conference this week as an observer. In 1955, Australia was a no-show and has had a hot and cold relationship with Asia ever since.
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Indonesia is hosting delegates from dozens of countries this week to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Asian-African “Bandung” Conference. Indonesians celebrate the conference as the country’s…
The Indonesian government invited Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crime charges by the International Criminal Court.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and other crimes in the Darfur conflict, failed to attend the 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration…
Representatives of many newly independent countries gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955.
The event that gave us the term Third World was a response to the Cold War and colonialism. Solidarity still exists among developing nations that worked for decades to reform the world order.
Mangroves are still be cleared for aquaculture expansion. Since 1989, 6600 hectares of Tanjung Panjang Nature Reserve’s original 13,300 ha of mangroves have been converted.
Mangroves, hectare for hectare, store more carbon than any other forests. But they are also among the most threatened. New projects in Indonesia show how mangroves might be restored.
Indonesia is hosting the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Asian-African Conference.
As Indonesia hosts the 60th-anniversary summit of the Asia-Africa Conference, the challenge is to develop an agenda that is relevant to the nations of the two continents in the 21st century.
Pictures of smiling young IS fighters on social media glorify their narratives to people back home.
Picture courtesy of author from IS supporters' social media page.
Governments around the world are grappling with how to fight radicalisation in the age of social media.
The Indonesia Ulema Council issued a fatwa that says same-sex relations should be punished by death.
What are the implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Indonesians of an edict from the nation's top Muslim clerical body that homosexuality is a sin that should be punishable by death?
Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought.
A new investigation of satellite records reveals that the Earth is getting greener, despite ongoing deforestation in Indonesia and South America.
The living fossil Coelacanth, first sighted in South African waters, also lives across the Indian ocean in Indonesia.
A new centre in Indonesia is dedicated to studying the curious and ancient Coelacanth.
Visa limitations force Indonesian husbands who follow their wives who are studying in Australia to change their status from breadwinner to dependent.
Temporary migrating couples from Indonesia face rapid and vast shifts in gender roles in their relationships.
During natural disasters, specific needs of people with disability are often unmet, leaving them vulnerable and unprotected.
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During natural disasters, the daily inequalities that people with disability face are amplified.
Deadly mob justice happens across Indonesia – 300 people were killed in incidents last year.
Recently, incidents of motorcycle robberies on the streets of greater Jakarta have increased – along with deadly mob violence associated with it.
Individual circumstances, including evidence of remorse and rehabilitation over the past decade, don’t matter in the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The plight of Andrew Chan and Myuan Sukumaran in Indonesia illustrates how the death penalty is always highly politicised.
A ranger looks at the skull of an elephant killed by poachers - a frequent side-effect of development projects that open up remote forests to human access.
The G20 has pledged to spend more than US$60 trillion on new infrastructure in the next 15 years, much of which will affect pristine areas. Without a solid plan, the environmental toll could be huge.
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten attended an early morning candle vigil outside parliament for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Sometimes the way events unfold is so surreal that it's beyond any normal comprehension. It's like that in the dreadful heart-wrenching story of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Anti-communist groups recently attacked victims of Indonesia’s 1965 anti-communist purge, unfurling banners with violent messages. This one reads ‘Crush the PKI from the motherland!!!’.
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Gatherings of victims of Indonesia's 1965 anti-communist purge were attacked by groups of people last week in West Sumatra and Central Java.
Australian man Van Tuong Nguyen was executed for drug trafficking in Singapore in 2005.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are being transferred to an Indonesian prison island where they will be executed.
Greater cultural literacy – and a dash of linguistics – could go a long way to improving relations.
Australian interests are intimately tied with those of Indonesia – how might a greater understanding of linguistics and cultural nuance help?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s call for Indonesia to ‘reciprocate’ revealed the ugly side of Australian aid: politics.
Australian aid to Indonesia, both in the form of loans and grants, is not independent of its political and economic interests.