May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

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Political fashions

Timur Angin photo gallery

Ten years of democratisation

Our new edition shows how far Indonesia has come, and how much remains to be done.

Obituary - Mohammad Jusuf Ronodipuro

30 September 1919 – 27 January 2008

Deals and denial

Who is really responsible for Indonesia's drug epidemic?

The passing of a dictator

Arief Budiman reflects on Suharto and his legacy.

Disabled megalopolitan

Jakarta’s disabled are striving for a better deal.

Mohammad Sadli, 1923 -“ 2008

The passing of the technocrats

Rich, Asian and all-natural

Indonesia’s wealthy partake of a booming spa tourism industry, joining a pan-Asian community of well-to-do consumers of the ‘non-west’

Tourism in question

In our new edition, Inside Indonesia explores different perspectives on tourism.

Suharto'€™s last erection

Nationalism and every-day tourism.

Postcards from a wasteland

Despite being a scene of destruction and heartache, there is a strange beauty in the new landscape created in the wake of the Sidoarjo mud disaster.

Un-natural disaster

An unstoppable flow of mud from an explosion in a gas well in Sidoarjo, East Java, has unleashed a plethora of political issues.

Sartono Kartodirdjo, 1921-2007

Indonesia’s premier historian

Glass ceiling in government

Women in the Ministry of Finance face significant obstacles to advancement

Making democracy work, Islamically

Indonesia’s Muslim educators support democracy, but grapple with how to make that commitment consistent with Islamic law.

This woman wants polygamy

But her husband won’t come to the party.

Aa Gym

The rise, fall, and re-branding of a celebrity preacher

Illiberal but not intolerant

Understanding the Indonesian Council of Ulamas

Bali'€™s climate conference

Rich countries should pay big bucks to reduce emissions in the developing world

Strong women, strong unions

Women are challenging the stereotypes that have long defined Indonesian unionists.

Latest Articles

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

Feb 01, 2022 - JONATHAN PETER TEHUSIJARANA

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