Dec 07, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Sulawesi

The Palu earthquake

Though earthquakes are common in Palu, residents underestimate the threat, and government response efforts are weak

Mining – who benefits?

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

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

Mining and equitable development

Mining dominates East Luwu GDP but development of agriculture underpins equitable development

Multiplier effects on the Bombana goldfields

Benefits ripple outwards but local government struggles to regulate the process

Mining mercury in an Indonesian periphery

Improved market chain monitoring and recognition of sociocultural dynamics are important for central mercury control

The Floating School

A mobile school in South Sulawesi offers new horizons to young islanders

Islam and citizenship

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

How vulnerable is Indonesia to future climate change?

To understand the future of Indonesian precipitation, climate scientists are looking into the distant past

The business of politics in Indonesia

Democratic institutions are increasingly burdened by the illicit transactions and collusive practices of politico-business elites

Married with children

The second round of direct elections for governors and district heads shows that democratisation is allowing powerful families to entrench themselves in local politics

Medicine for a sick system

Healthcare in Indonesia suffers from many chronic problems that only healthier politics can cure

I’m a terrific child!

A home schooling project in Kendari provides a new kind of early learning experience

The winds of change

Men in Pekanbaru and Makassar are slowly changing their minds about domestic violence

Fighting to survive

A small community in Southeast Sulawesi is engaged in an ongoing quest for recognition of its right to live on its ancestral land

Big business, big damage

Bioprospecting is threatening Bunaken National Park

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

Passports optional

Indonesian migrant workers without visas - or sometimes even passports - rely on the help of middlemen to get past immigration checkpoints into East Malaysia

Inside the Laskar Jihad

From the Archives Greg Fealy (ii65: Jan-Mar 2001) interviews the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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