Oct 23, 2019 Last Updated 4:14 AM, Oct 17, 2019

Identity Politics

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

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What gives rise to moral outrage?

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

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Joke of the month?

Joke of the month?

What do you get when you cross Sarah Palin and an Islamic polygamist? Meet Rhoma Irama – Indonesia’s king of dangdut

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Selling nationalism

Selling nationalism

Indonesian television advertisements are constructing images of Indonesia by appropriating well-known nationalist themes

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A man on a mission

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

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Latest Articles

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Sep 29, 2019 - ABDUL SAMAD HAIDARI

Refugees protest in Makassar, February 2018 / Ali Froghi

Living in the midst of uncertainty

Mapping the 1965-66 killings in East Java

Sep 26, 2019 - SIDDHARTH CHANDRA

In the first of a series of articles we present recent work by demographers and genocide scholars at Michigan State University's Asian Studies Centre on the 1965-1966 killings. Their analysis takes...

Challenging syariah

Sep 16, 2019 - BALAWYN JONES

A woman gazes at the camera as the world moves around her / Ghiffar Ridhwan on Unsplash

The media ignores women’s crucial role in the formation of regional laws in Aceh

Competing Papuan identities

Aug 07, 2019 - PETRUS K FARNEUBUN

Jayapura, West Papua / Alex Drainville @Flickr Creative Commons

A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who are pro-Indonesia

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