Dec 02, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Economic Policy

The peace dividend

With no internal wars to fight, Yudhoyono can afford to reform the military.

Mohammad Sadli, 1923 -“ 2008

The passing of the technocrats

Post-bomb lessons

Strategic planning for disaster remains a low priority for the central government, despite the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Information revolution

Satellite TV and the Internet are opening Indonesia to the globe. MARK CRAWFORD asks: Will this mean less mind control by the state?

New forms of rural conflict

Idyllic rural Java is rapidly becoming urban. As a result, peasants are now less in conflict with landlords than with the state. This radically changes the way we think about the best way to organise for change, according to JUNI THAMRIN andVEDI HADIZ.

Lippogate? Not really

Allegations of influence peddling by Indonesia's Lippo financial group may be unproven, but opened a bigger trail that led elsewhere. JAY LOSHER reports from America.

What the elite do when their banks are in trouble

Many private banks set up by Indonesia's super-wealthy in the 1980s are reeling under the weight of mismanagement. But connections sometimes allow them to evade the laws of financial gravity, as SUARA INDEPENDEN shows in these two reports.

Sun, sand and smoke

Air crashes, riots, smog, and a currency crisis dented tourist arrivals in 1997. But, says ANNA KARIN EKLÖF, newly rich Asian tourists will save the industry in the long term.

No crisis please

The currency crisis is making Thailand more democratic, but not Indonesia, says PRIYAMBUDI.

Help us clean up!

The World Bank has joined the IMF in a huge rescue package. Indonesian non-government organisations (NGOs) presented this memo to World Bank president James Wolfensohn in Jakarta.

The end of the Asian miracle

The IMF recipe is no cure for Asia's collapsed economies, says WALDEN BELLO. Instead, a people's strategy is emerging that looks to self-reliance and democratic control over capital.

Markets, morals and leadership after the boom

Authoritarian Southeast Asian governments have been dealt a blow by market forces, says MICHAEL VATIKIOTIS, but democracy will not flourish until people begin to organise locally.

From go-go to yo-yo

GERRY VAN KLINKEN traces the spectacular financial events that paralysed the country's business and political elites.

The employment crisis

CHRIS MANNING explains why the workers suffer but cannot protest.

Mamberamo madness

Millions of hectares of pristine tropical forest and thousands of indigenous people are at risk. FRANCES CARR outlines Habibie's 'techno dream' for Irian Jaya.

Capital offence

Indonesia's crisis was caused by global 'market forces', transforming nation-states into commodities. MARK BEESON explains.

The Twin Towers Effect

The democracy movement must now challenge international capital

Dirty debt

Rich countries share responsibility for Indonesia's impossible debt burden

A sustainable future

How will East Timor manage its economy?

Renegotiate the debt!

Civil society intervenes in multilateral aid meeting

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