Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
The government waited to put in place restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. Now, millions may soon be on the move for a religious celebration, which could make matters even worse.
As a nation with a strong religious sentiment, Indonesia could rely on its religious leaders to be more involved in communicating messages about the crisis.
The current calculation of the COVID-19 death rate in Indonesia does not reflect the reality on the ground.
Massive COVID-19 rapid testing is starting this week in the several cities and regencies of coronavirus hot spot of Jakarta, West Java and Banten focusing on vulnerable groups.
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
The policy of self-isolation fails to take into account the fact that many poor and low-income people cannot afford to do it.
Rapid motorisation has made the Indonesian city of Solo prioritise policies to support motorised vehicles, paying little attention to cycling and marginalising poor women.
In Southeast Asia like in many other developing regions, a large segment of the population don't have access to the Internet and electronic devices.
Portable artworks have never before been found in the most ancient contexts of Southeast Asia-Australasia.
A more robust strategy is needed to manage terrorism funding, especially fund-raising by returning terrorist fighters.
Research finds that poor households in rural Indonesia tend to prioritise high-cost schooling options for sons, while sending daughters to under-resourced Islamic schools. Why is this the case?
Research on the everyday lives of Indonesian young people and their religious interactions may help shed light on why they are becoming more conservative.
Wildlife crime is difficult to track but of deep concern since about 60% of primate species are now threatened with extinction.
Even though Australians and Indonesians are both friendly and easy-going, systemic boundaries can slow down the process of collaboration.
Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.
Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has some apparent implementation challenges.
To mitigate the dissemination of medical hoaxes, Southeast asian governments have taken various approaches.
Village Forests under the Social forestry Scheme can not only reduce poverty but also deforestation, study finds.
International political dynamics sabotaged West Papuans' attempts to ride the waves of decolonisation efforts by Asian and African countries throughout the 1940s to the 1960s.