The budget number, slated to cover a 25-year-period, is not peculiar. Nevertheless, weapon systems procurement needs to involve good governance, accountability and legislative oversight.
New cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks, sparking concerns that last month’s Eid holiday could have been a super-spreader event.
The institutional design of BRIN allows for political intervention, showing how the Indonesian government is unwilling to prioritise research and technology.
Presidentialism in Indonesia creates very specific political dynamics.
Reversing the year-long trend all comes down to good policymaking, driven by data and research.
Jokowi’s administration has been unable to deal with the pandemic effectively because it lacks political will and fears it could wreck the economy and, with it, his legacy.
Even though Australians and Indonesians are both friendly and easy-going, systemic boundaries can slow down the process of collaboration.
The Indonesian president outlined four major steps to improve the relationship, two of which were quite unexpected.
By giving minister positions to both supporting and opposing parties, Jokowi seems to want to consolidate political power in this second government period.
Morrison stressed “that we will never feel corralled into any sort of binary assessment of these relationships” - assessments that said “pro-United States or pro-China”.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
Whoever wins the election, Indonesia’s foreign policy, in which the nation does not align with any superpower and has an active role in contributing to world peace, will remain.
We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi’s victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
Jokowi’s challenger, Prabowo Subianto, has vowed to contest the result and urged his supporters to the streets – and that win him leverage in the new administration.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been burnishing his religious credentials ahead of this week’s election. Will it be enough to beat an old rival, the firebrand populist Prabowo Subianto?
Prabowo Subianto spoke in normative terms and failed to criticise Joko Widodo’s work.
Recent research in 59 Indonesian prisons found that providing economic incentives to start a new life is not an effective approach to quelling radical terrorist inmates.
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may claim that he is not a human rights offender like his rival, Prabowo Subianto, but his track record during his tenure may indicate otherwise.
Did Australia’s compromise really ease the tension with Indonesia?
The government is focusing on economic development, but ignoring human rights abuses, local politics and indigenous peoples.