Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Habibie Presidency

Chinese Indonesians ten years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia

Giving up partisan politics?

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organizations are having second thoughts about partisan politics

Rulers in their own country?

Special autonomy and Papuan aspirations have been thwarted by Jakarta and hampered by the administrative fragmentation sponsored by local politicians

Arnold Ap and Theys Eluay

Political assassinations targeted West Papua’s culture and political identity

A new artistic order?

The arts scene has changed radically since 1998, but some of the old uncertainties remain

Grassroots rehabilitation

The people of Poso are rebuilding their lives.

Back to the drawing board

NGOs are having to come to terms with the demands of the governance agenda

Personality cults

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

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Policy drift

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

How far to meaningful democracy? - 1

What you see is what you get.

Stable but unpopular

Indonesians have a love-hate relationship with their political parties.

The peace dividend

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

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

How far to meaningful democracy? - 2

Democracy is feasible, but only if Indonesia’s democrats take on the elite.

Ten years of democratisation

Our new edition shows how far Indonesia has come, and how much remains to be done.

Eight years after 1999

Displaced East Timorese children go hungry in Indonesian West Timor

Remembering Ong

About cooking, studying Java, and other serious pleasures

Tribute to a proud Acehnese

Jafar Siddiq Hamzah died defending dialogue and human rights

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