May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Aceh

Why not independence?

Challenging the myths about Aceh’s national liberation movement

After the tsunami

Journal of an Aceh volunteer

Aceh's loss

Civil society mourns in the tsunami’s aftermath

After the tsunami, the free for all

International agencies need to take the time to understand local groups

Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

Reconstruction meets resistance

NGOs and local people work together to rebuild communities, until feudalism intervenes

Aceh after the tsunami

An Australian aid worker recounts the challenge of rehabilitating a devastated society

From poverty to social justice

Aid works best when it seeks to confront social injustice

The price of peace

Reintegration funds have caused problems as well as solving them.

Rebuilding lives

An Australian aid worker reflects on post-tsunami reconstruction.

Prospects for peace

New agreement to end conflict in Aceh creates surprising trust and optimism

Bitter taste of victory

In Aceh and Timor, violence remains an attractive option for men even after the peace

A lesson in courage

An activist reflects on Pramoedya’s significance for young Indonesians.

Aceh elections

Independent candidates with GAM backgrounds dominate elections for governor and district heads.

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