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National Public Radio Series on Indonesia

She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

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Asian Correspondent
Indonesia: Online ‘virginity auctions’ reflect wider tensions over women’s rights

Indonesia: Online ‘virginity auctions’ reflect wider tensions over women’s rights

Controversial website nikahsirri.com exploded onto the Indonesian online dating scene in September 2017. The site quickly grabbed the attention of the Indonesian public, due to its promise of...

IPAC
Policy Miscalculations on Papua

Policy Miscalculations on Papua

"Policy Miscalculations on Papua," the latest report from the  Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), looks in depth at how Jakarta policies have affected the independence...

Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing

Newly declassified documents add to what is known about the 1965-1966  mass killings in Indonesia, but much is still missing, writes Margaret Scott.

The New York Times
Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

When Indonesia recently — and quite publicly — renamed the northernmost waters of its exclusive economic zone in the South China...

New Mandala
Duterte's "Drug War" Migrates to Indonesia

Duterte's "Drug War" Migrates to Indonesia

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” may now be claiming victims beyond his country’s borders: suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Indonesian Democracy: From Stagnation to Regression?

Indonesian democracy: from stagnation to regression?

Eve Warburton and Edward Aspinall, both at the Australian National University, explore the reasons why there is risk of democratic regression in Indonesia.

New Mandala
Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Survey data shows no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.

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The Radicalisation of Indonesian Women Workers in Hong Kong

The latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), looks at how a tiny cell of some 50 extremist domestic workers has developed within the 153,000-strong Indonesian community in Hong Kong.

“Some of these women were drawn in by jihadi boyfriends they met online,” says Nava Nuraniyah, IPAC analyst. “But some joined ISIS as a path to empowerment.”

The Re-emergence of Jemaah Islamiyah

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The Re-emergence of Jemaah Islamiyah, the latest report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the revival of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the terrorist organisation forever associated with the 2002 Bali bombings. JI, the report argues, remains a threat, not because it is likely to resume a campaign of violence but because it could give rise to a more militant splinter. 

Final Report of the International People's Tribunal on 1965 Killings in Indonesia

The International People’s Tribunal on the 1965 Crimes Against Humanity (IPT 1965) has concluded  that the Indonesian government had committed acts of genocide, as stipulated in the 1948 International Genocide Convention, during the 1965 communist purge, which reportedly led to the death approximately 500,000 people. The IPT is not legally binding, but the  judges are sending their report to the UN with an eye on further action being taken.

The Economic Origins of Indonesia's Secessionist Conflicts

Abstract
This article details the argument for the economic origins of the secessionist challenge posed by Indonesia's four resource-rich regions. The desire of rich regions to retain their own wealth conflicts with the national goal of sharing social welfare for equitable development across the country. The grievances of relative deprivation and aspiration to inequality were related to the distribution of resource rent by the autocratic regime of Suharto. Democratic transition opened up political space in which the resource-rich regions addressed their grievances, pushing the country to the edge of disintegration. The main policy response to the problem was decentralisation as part of the overall democratisation process. The policy has been successful so far in achieving its political objective; however, in the long run, people of the rich regions may be disillusioned because there is a risk that the supposed economic benefits of decentralisation may not materialise.

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Zainab Amjad

Mount Holyoke College amjad22z@mtholyoke.edu

Reyhanillo Andi Kasim

Seton Hall University, WFUNA andikasim.ry@gmail.com

Netta Anggia

American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) netta.anggia@aifis.org

Brian Arnold

Cornell University bca38@cornell.edu Member

Nathan Benevides

Columbia University School of International Affairs ndb2124@columbia.edu Member

Jack Meng-tat Chia

Cornell University mc2286@cornell.edu

Debbie Sumual-Patlisd

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Amy Freedman

Long Island University Post Campus alf2107@columbia.edu Contributor

Chelsea Garbell

NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service chelsea.garbell@nyu.edu Member

Jennifer L. Gaynor

SUNY at Buffalo jennifergaynor44@gmail.com Member

Josh Gedacht

University of Wisconsin-Madison joshgedacht@gmail.com

Cath Jones

University of Warwick catherine.jones@warwick.ac.uk

Stephanie Gabriella Kalele

New York University stephgkalele@nyu.edu

Michelle LeMeur

Fulbright Program, Davidson Kempner michelle.lemeur@fulbrightmail.org Member

John M. Miller

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network john@etan.org Member

Ann Marie Murphy

Seton Hall University AnnMarie.Murphy@shu.edu Founding Member

jtnemsingh

University of Tokyo jojo.nemsingh@gmail.com

Craig P. Oehlers

cpoehlers1@gmail.com

Jieun Park

Columbia University in the City of New York jp3731@columbia.edu

Daniel Pascoe

School of Law, City University of Hong Kong dcpascoe@cityu.edu.hk

Margaret Scott

New York University mascott99@me.com Founding Member

Erin R Vogel

Rutgers University erin.vogel@rutgers.edu

Annabelle Wenas

Columbia University akw2133@columbia.edu Member

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