Jun 21, 2024 Last Updated 1:20 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Politics

Suharto's fires

Suharto cronies control an ASEAN-wide oil palm industry with an appalling environmental record

Mine thy neighbour

The Australian government needs to control Australian miners in Indonesia

Don't let them drown

Australia must be a good global citizen towards refugees who transit Indonesia

Aceh will not lie down

A new generation of victims speaks out. Will Indonesia now negotiate?

Peace journalism in Poso

When reporting ethnic conflict, journalists can make a difference

Groundhog Day

Defence planners wake up and find Asia is (still) a threat

The new conservatives

Golkar and PDIP parliamentarians join forces to pull down Gus Dur

The ethnic factor

Christianity, curly hair, and human dignity

But is it democratic?

Indonesian democrats have mixed feelings about Papua's independence drive

Inside the Special Autonomy Bill

Chronology of a remarkable process

The bronze Asmat warrior

Contemporary art in Papua is about new and contested identities

Special autonomy

Main points of the 76-clause draft special autonomy law for Papua

Papua - The Indonesian debate

What does the public in Jakarta think?

Bravo the cat

Life among Papuan and Timorese political prisoners in Jakarta

Action in Europe

What are Europeans doing about Papua?

The backlash

Jakarta's secret strategy to deal with Papuan nationalism

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?

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