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

International Relations

The politics of remembering and forgetting

The people of East Timor are negotiating different conceptions of reconciliation in their daily lives

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

A problematic division

Managing the border between West and East Timor has been an ongoing challenge

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

Obama's Indonesia question

Will the US president continue unrestricted aid to Indonesia’s military?

We miss you wali nanggroe

Hasan di Tiro returns to an Aceh in transition

Beyond the Museum

Asmat bisj-poles gain new meaning in a Papuan refugee protest in Melbourne

Tangguh goes onstream

BP’s massive LNG project is due to begin operations in late 2008, despite social and environmental costs

Arnold Ap and Theys Eluay

Political assassinations targeted West Papua’s culture and political identity

Torture in Papua

Human rights groups report on abuses

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

Personality cults

Foreign news coverage needs to focus on Indonesia’s people, not just its leaders

Seeking Soeparno

A man who left his home to work in a plantation half-way around the world

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

Roots of democracy

Political parties have stronger social roots in Indonesia than elsewhere in the region.

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

Classroom culture shock

An Australian teacher trainer learns a lesson (or two) in East Java

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Obituary - Mohammad Jusuf Ronodipuro

30 September 1919 – 27 January 2008

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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