May 22, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Parliamentary Period

Gus Dur’s 100 days

Abdurrahman Wahid’s life deserves serious and critical reflection

Driving under the New Order

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

The Papua dilemma

Personal reflections on an ongoing challenge

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

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

W.S.Rendra (1935-2009)

The peacock is no more

Beyond terrorism and martyrdom

People in West Java hold diverse memories of the Darul Islam rebellion and its leader Kartosuwiryo

Learning from Malaysia's mistakes

Chinese Indonesians must re-enter politics in order to fully exercise their citizenship

Sartono Kartodirdjo, 1921-2007

Indonesia’s premier historian

Remembering Ong

About cooking, studying Java, and other serious pleasures

Permeable border

Indonesian fishermen whose traditional fishing grounds are in Australian waters may have a Mabo-style claim, says CAMPBELL WATSON.

I always throw the envelope away

ANGELA ROMANO explores the 'envelope culture' among journalists

A fresh wind is blowing

Why is it so hard to remember the evils of the past? ROB GOODFELLOW explores the pain, and the exhilaration, of memory.

Australians volunteer

The history of Australian Volunteers International begins in Indonesia

Planning Jakarta

Review: Abidin Kusno examines trends in architectural design and urban planning in Jakarta

The struggle over history

Pramoedya Ananta Toer questions the dominant understanding of Indonesia’s historical path

Latest Articles

Book review: Beyond the pale

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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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