Jul 06, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Politics

Peace market

Building trust through trade in Ambon

Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

Legacy of conflict

Bugis IDPs have travelled as warriors, farmers, fishers and traders

Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

Semsar Siahaan (1952-2005)

An outsider to all establishments, even artistic ones, Semsar Siahaan is yet to be accorded his rightful place among the ranks of great Indonesian artists

Polygamy and chickens

This man’s message is simple — four wives are better for business than one

Bloodied but unbowed

Golkar still dominates Indonesian politics

Writing back

Local theatre in Makassar reveals a backlash against Java-centrism

A new agenda for democracy

Is democracy stalled? An in-depth survey suggests hope for the future

Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

Where it hurts in Papua

An Indonesian NGO finds injustices in unexpected places

Aid with strings attached

Foreign policy not poverty reduction drives the Australian aid program

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

Rebuilding lives

An Australian aid worker reflects on post-tsunami reconstruction.

The price of peace

Reintegration funds have caused problems as well as solving them.

How to stop understanding

Blanket travel warnings just don’t make sense

Anti-malarials or anti-Christ?

Health promotion in remote Tello islands

Blood money

Links between corruption and violence in Poso

Local democracy

Old elites are still in power, but direct elections now give voters a choice

Unfinished Business

Labour on the net

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