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

Yudhoyono Presidency

Gus Dur’s 100 days

Abdurrahman Wahid’s life deserves serious and critical reflection

Censorship makes a comeback

Recent book bannings mark a return to the repressive practices of the New Order

Expectant fathers

Men should be more involved in maternal and newborn health care

Supporting mothers-to-be

Community facilitators improve maternal and child health in Lombok

Charting Indonesia's health

Systematic research paves the way for better strategies to improve health outcomes

Doctors in training

  Better assessment could provide the answer to problems caused by the rapid expansion of places available in Indonesian public medical schools

Driving under the New Order

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

Celebrating community

A temple procession brings Chinese culture to life in Jakarta’s streets

Marketing the Chinese face of Islam

Chinese Muslim preachers are popular, but they don’t always promote greater pluralism

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

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

Locating culture in the church

Minahasan Christians reinterpret their cultural history and identity through religion

The addiction cycle

Photo-essay: Drug users in Jakarta are trapped in a deadly equation

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

In South Kalimantan local politicians target TV screens with strategically-placed messages for Ramadan

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

Development for the rich

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

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

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