Jan 30, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Politics

Towards a New Papua

When they hear the sacred texts of the church, Papuans see a better future

Where nationalisms collide

History is central to the politics of West Papua

From the ashes of empire

Papua needs a clear political vision and be ready for the long haul

The Suharto Museum

What gifts did Aussie prime ministers bestow on President Suharto?

A soldier's historian

New Order generals needed new history books. Nugroho Notosusanto was their man.

Romo Mangun

Tribute to a multi-talented, national figure

The first Asian boat people

Strange things began to happen when Indonesian refugees came to Australia during World War II

Whitlam knew

Indonesian military intelligence kept Australia fully informed (and complicit) in its 1975 East Timor invasion plans

The return of 'Shock therapy'

Overseas friends stand by persecuted Acehnese human rights workers

Mother of the nation

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

Laskar Jihad

A spiritual home for the lost, this militant sect is used by dangerous elites for their own ends

Ethnic fascism in Borneo

Old elites in Central Kalimantan discover new and dangerous strategies

One world still

After the tragedy of 11 September, the world needs dialogue

With Aceh's guerrillas

A rare visit with the Free Aceh Movement shows them confident and well organised

The aftermath of civil war

Fighting has stopped in North Maluku, but mistrust lingers

Osama bin Cool

What do Indonesian students think about Osama bin Laden?

Singapore girl?

Indonesian maids in Singapore want to be heard

Whatever it takes

Workers, often women, take risks to earn an honest living

Dirty debt

Rich countries share responsibility for Indonesia's impossible debt burden

Peace on the net

A guide to resources for peace-makers

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