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

New Order

Driving under the New Order

The tumultuous events of 1965 thwarted Liong Tjie Tjong’s writing aspirations

Survival through slavery

Suspected communists who survived the killings of 1965-66 in South Sulawesi spent the next 20 years working for the military in an isolated jungle camp

The Papua dilemma

Personal reflections on an ongoing challenge

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

Gerindra and 'Greater Indonesia'

Prabowo’s party has deep roots in Indonesian political mythology

More educated, more ruthless

From the Archive David Bourchier (ii53: Jan-Mar 1998) looks at the new generation of military leaders, after a big shakeup between July and October 1997

Development for the rich

Gated communities are built with little concern for their social and environmental impacts

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

W.S.Rendra (1935-2009)

The peacock is no more

Equal access?

Indonesia’s premier university needs to take action to improve facilities for disabled students

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Getting an education

Links to Indonesian schools and universities remain strong in East Timor

Trapped in the legacy of the past

Conflict between Timorese youth gangs and martial arts groups hark back to the Indonesian occupation

Children of the enemy

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

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

Hubs and wires

Internet use in Indonesian NGOs is strengthening civil society

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