Indonesia After Jokowi’s Victory

Indonesia After Jokowi’s Victory

With the final results out of the Indonesian presidential elections, incumbent President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, has won a sizable victory over challenger Prabowo...
Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, appears to have handily won a second term and a parliamentary majority for his coalition in...

The State of Global Democracy Today is Even Worse Than It Looks

It has become accepted, among most experts on democracy, and among policymakers, that democracy worldwide is in increasing peril. This year’s Freedom in the...

Thailand’s Election: What to Know

After nearly five years under a junta, Thailand will hold national elections on March 24. They could be a turning point for a country...
U.S.-Indonesia Relations after the Indonesian Elections

U.S.-Indonesia Relations after the Indonesian Elections

The Trump administration has not, to this point, focused significantly on Indonesia. The White House has outlined its strategy for the Asia-Pacific, the “Free...

A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

2018 was a brutal year, in many ways, for civil society activists, rights advocates, and democratic politicians throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia’s government transformed from...
The Impact of the U.S. Midterms Election on U.S.-Indonesia Relations

The Impact of the U.S. Midterms Election on U.S.-Indonesia Relations

In the U.S. midterm elections this week, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. lower house of Congress, for the first...

The Red Wave

The upcoming US Midterms on 6th November 2018 are the most important and critical in living memory. At first glance what is at stake...

US Vice President trip to Asia explained

In November, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Asia, in the place of President Trump, for the East Asia Summit and ASEAN summit...
Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

The Australian-Indonesian free trade agreement is set to be big business. With a finalised report not expected until October at the latest, the details...
Improving US-Indonesia Relations

Improving US-Indonesia Relations

The Donald J. Trump administration has pursued a foreign policy toward Southeast Asia that has simultaneously courted and alienated countries in the region. The...

Najib, Malaysia’s Next Steps in Fighting Corruption, and Lessons for Indonesia

Last week, the Malaysian government arrested former prime minister Najib Tun Razak on charges of corruption and criminal breaches of trust, in allegations related...

Could seaweed solve Indonesia’s plastic crisis?

(Originally published in The Guardian) Indonesia produces more marine plastic pollution than any other country except China. It is the world’s biggest archipelago also its...

Democratic Transitions and the Might of the State

It has been almost two months since the 14th general elections that saw a change of government in Malaysia. The Pakatan Harapan coalition swept...

Indonesia’s crackdown on LBGT rights is fueling an HIV epidemic, Human Rights group warns

(Originally published in Time) A new report by Human Rights Watch has found that persecution against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Indonesia -...

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Menuju Visi Teknologi Pemerintahan Jokowi

Menuju Visi Teknologi Pemerintahan Jokowi

Menteri Riset dan Teknologi (Menristek) Bambang Brodjonegoro menyatakan bahwa tidak ada salahnya bila Indonesia...
Duet Jokowi-Prabowo Untuk Kemandirian

Duet Jokowi-Prabowo, Indhan Mandiri

Wamen Baru, Politik Akomodasi Jokowi?

Wamen Baru, Politik Akomodasi Jokowi?