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Indonesian marine officers get ready for a ceremony in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. Taking aggressive steps vis-a-vis China could overturn its growing defence cooperation with China. ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/wsj

Why Indonesia’s aggressive stance on China in South China Sea may fall short

Indonesia's increasingly aggressive responses may fall short given the country's high military and economic dependence on China.
Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (left), Culture and Education Minister Nadiem Makarim (central), and Foreign Minister Retno pose for a photo ahead of the Indonesian cabinet members swearing-in ceremony presided by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (not pictured) on Oct. 23 October in Jakarta. Adi Weda/EPA

Jokowi appoints Nadiem Makarim as Education Minister: can the Gojek co-founder streamline bureaucracy in education?

By appointing Gojek CEO Nadiem Makarim, Jokowi seems eager to better manage Indonesia's education system that is arguably too bureaucratic and outdated.
Jakarta’s shortcomings as a capital are obvious: it has headline-grabbing problems with congestion, pollution, and land subsidence.

Assessing Jokowi’s $33-billion project to move Indonesia’s capital for the country’s economic development

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" decision to relocate the country's capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
A woman stands near her burnt stall at Thumburuni market in Fakfak, West Papua, Indonesia, on 22 August after protesters torched the market during a violent rally. Beawiharta/EPA

Development for all: a better solution for Papua

Adopting an inclusive development approach to the well-being of Papuans is the best solution to solve Papuan problems.
An exterior view of the Indonesian Constitusional Court building in Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Prabowo challenges Indonesia’s poll result at Constitutional Court but doubts its impartiality. New research confirms the court’s fairness

Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesia’s presidential election dispute: Prabowo’s plan to challenge election result may be in vain

Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
A district employee carries a ballot box a day before distributing to pollings center in Bogor, West Java. Indonesia will hold its general elections on 17 April, during which the president, vice president, and legislative members will be elected. Adi Weda/AAP

Indonesia’s elections: why do they matter and what’s at stake?

Here is what you need to know about Indonesia's elections and what's at stake.

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