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

Megawati Presidency

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.

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Post-bomb lessons

Strategic planning for disaster remains a low priority for the central government, despite the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Making democracy work, Islamically

Indonesia’s Muslim educators support democracy, but grapple with how to make that commitment consistent with Islamic law.

Remembering Ong

About cooking, studying Java, and other serious pleasures

Papua on the Net

Not as remote as you might think...

In this issue

Papua is not the Stone Age

The ethnic factor

Christianity, curly hair, and human dignity

Action in Europe

What are Europeans doing about Papua?

The return of 'Shock therapy'

Overseas friends stand by persecuted Acehnese human rights workers

Radical or reformist?

How Islamic will the new movements make Indonesia?

Mother of the nation

For now, reformasi is dead. But Mega didn't kill it

Ethnic fascism in Borneo

Old elites in Central Kalimantan discover new and dangerous strategies

In this issue

The poor must come first

One world still

After the tragedy of 11 September, the world needs dialogue

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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