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

Widodo Presidency

Mining – who benefits?

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

The life and death of Indonesia’s mineral export ban

The Jokowi government’s policy shift contributes to pervasive regulatory ambiguity in Indonesia’s mining sector

Islam and citizenship

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

No durable solutions

A new presidential decree delivers little for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

In the name of food security

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

Politics of the Indonesian city

York University professor Abidin Kusno shares reflections on Ahok's leadership

A parliamentary free-for-all

Indonesia’s political parties have lost control over the national budgeting process, as members of parliament prioritise their constituencies – and themselves.

Essay: Redefining Indonesia

Almost twenty years after reformasi, journalist and novelist Leila S. Chudori ponders on the successes and failures of this historic period for Indonesia

Interview with an activist: Soe Tjen Marching

Standing up in the name of truth and justice

‘No more money for our needles’

HIV prevention programs lack financial support, with serious consequences

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

A more efficient approach to social welfare?

Jokowi’s fresh approach to social welfare and development will not be without its challenges

An ongoing environmental challenge

More action is needed if Indonesia is to slow its current world record rate of forest loss

From the archive: Staying the executioners' guns?

Inside Indonesiaa revisits a series of articles from its archive on the theme of the death penalty. We asked the authors of these articles to write an update to accompany their pieces

An agrarian reform agenda for Jokowi

Jokowi must accommodate customary rights lest his development agenda spur land conflicts

Pemilu Lampung yang berlapis gula

Sugar Group membiayai pemilu gubernur baru Lampung supaya dapat menjaminkan perpanjangan sewa tanah

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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