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

Wahid Presidency

Out in front

This energetic cabinet minister wants more power for women, fast

Wisanggeni, Ned Kelly, and Tommy

A new novel explores the ambiguous role of the outlaw in today's Indonesia

Don't let them drown

Australia must be a good global citizen towards refugees who transit Indonesia

Aceh will not lie down

A new generation of victims speaks out. Will Indonesia now negotiate?

Peace journalism in Poso

When reporting ethnic conflict, journalists can make a difference

Groundhog Day

Defence planners wake up and find Asia is (still) a threat

The new conservatives

Golkar and PDIP parliamentarians join forces to pull down Gus Dur

Mama Papua

Beatrix Koibur explains why Christianity is important to Papuan women

But is it democratic?

Indonesian democrats have mixed feelings about Papua's independence drive

Inside the Special Autonomy Bill

Chronology of a remarkable process

To end impunity

How Indonesia responds to human rights abuse in Papua is the measure of reform elsewhere

Special autonomy

Main points of the 76-clause draft special autonomy law for Papua

Papua - The Indonesian debate

What does the public in Jakarta think?

Mama Yosefa wins a Goldman

A Papuan activist wins a prestigious prize for her work on the environment

Freeport's troubled future

Without Suharto, who will protect Freeport from itself?

The backlash

Jakarta's secret strategy to deal with Papuan nationalism

Self-determination or territorial integrity?

There is growing international concern over West Papua

Towards a New Papua

When they hear the sacred texts of the church, Papuans see a better future

Where nationalisms collide

History is central to the politics of West Papua

The return of 'Shock therapy'

Overseas friends stand by persecuted Acehnese human rights workers

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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