President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) came to office in October 2014 amid high hopes that he would enact reforms that would lay the foundation for a more balanced economy, a more accountable political system, and a more equitable society. Recently, however, Jokowi has cut a number of politically expedient that appear to indicate his reform agenda has been abandoned as he cultivates political allies ahead his 2019 reelection bid. One of Indonesia’s most astute political observers, Endy Bayuni will assess the Jokowi administration at this halfway point and make some implications regarding its future.
Speaker: Endy Bayuni Chief Editor, Jakarta Post
Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy Senior Research Scholar; Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University