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

Megawati Presidency

In this issue

Indonesia today is a dangerous place primarily for Indonesians, not foreigners

The Bali Bombing

Understanding the tragedy beyond al-Qaeda and Bush's 'war on terror'

The Endless Wait

Families of the Disappeared are Still Searching for Answers

Evading the Truth

Will a Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever be formed?

On the Waterfront

The Military Fleeces and Polices Port Workers

Plundering the Sea

Regulating trawling companies is difficult when the navy is in business with them

Putting the (Para)Military Back Into Politics

The taskforces of the political parties

The Model Militia

A new security force in Bali is cloaked in tradition

Doing Daily Battle

Street children face police and security guards

Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing'

The Security Forces as a Source of Insecurity

What's Wrong With Freeport's Security Policy?

A report by a human rights organisation in West Papua

Security Disorders

Sending Troops is not Going to Solve Regional Conflicts

Stand your ground

A radio series gives voice to East Timorese stories of resistance to Indonesian occupation

Making peace newsworthy

Indonesian journalists attend a peace journalism training workshop in Manado

How to make peace

Civilians demand a part in Aceh's peace process

A moderate majority

A deep local tradition of tolerance defends against militancy

Puppeteers on wheels

An innovative shadow puppet show combats post-traumatic stress disorder in Bali

Ritual, politics and tourism

Ritual purification ceremonies have dominated Balinese recovery efforts

Back to the roots

After the bomb, community tourism needs a boost

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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