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

International Relations

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

Drowning not waving

Challenges for the protection of asylum seekers at sea in Indonesia

Review: My name is Khan

This Indian film’s popularity reveals a popular critique of the US

Soft diplomacy in heavy metal

Indonesia’s liberal art scene attracts adventurous Australian artists

Traveling for a cure

Rebuilding trust in doctors will be an important part of Aceh’s post-conflict recovery

Staying stuck

Asylum seekers from the Middle East and troubled parts of Asia can languish for years in difficult circumstances in Indonesia

High stakes

ASRIANA KEBON speaks to Indonesian underage minors who were returned to Indonesia following age determination hearings in Darwin

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

The triumph of jamu

European interest in Indonesian traditional healing has had its ups and downs, but in Java jamu reigns supreme, as it has for a long, long time

Costly inducements

Pocket money given to intending migrant domestic workers comes at a price

Passports optional

Indonesian migrant workers without visas - or sometimes even passports - rely on the help of middlemen to get past immigration checkpoints into East Malaysia

A matter of luck

Migrant domestic workers aspire to more than their home communities can offer and are willing to take risks to change their lives

American dreams

Undocumented Indonesian migrant labourers - known locally as kuli dollar - work long hours in difficult conditions in search of prosperity in Philadelphia

Token gestures

Despite recent government negotiations, Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia remain disempowered

Oppressed and they know it

Indonesian fishers in Taiwan are beginning to fight back

Leaving Indonesia

As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple

Learning to lead

Against the odds, Indonesian domestic workers have achieved real change in Hong Kong

Dancing the nation in migration

Indonesian women in Perth perform a ‘uniting’ dance

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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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!

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

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