After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia

The latest report from NYSEAN's parnter, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the organizational components of the Islamist alliance that brought down the Jakarta governor in 2012.

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After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia

The latest report from NYSEAN's parnter, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the organizational components of the Islamist alliance that brought down the...

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

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

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...

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Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

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Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

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East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges

World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges

The most recent World Bank East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges predicts that the Philippines and Vietnam among  the larger developing ASEAN economies enjoy the...

The Economic Origins of Indonesia's Secessionist Conflicts

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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

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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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