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COVID-19: a closer look from Jakarta

Image by Andrew Linggar BY: ANDREW LINGGAR My brother-in-law passed away yesterday, Saturday morning. A couple of days ago he fell sick. We found him sitting at...

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Australia, Indonesia and climate change

BY: RICHARD MATHEWS As the immediate pandemic crisis begins to recede, bothcountries should refocus the relationship on climate change. In February 2020, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo...

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Fact from Fiction – Review of Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Ian Burnet: Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages: Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River, Sydney: Alfred Street Press, 2021 (164 pages and 40 colour...

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Suharto: The giant of modern Indonesia who left a legacy of violence and corruption

By: Tim Lindsey Suharto was the giant of modern Indonesia. For many Indonesians, his resignation in 1998 after 32 years in power is still a watershed...
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Between throwing rocks and a hard place: FPI and the Jakarta riots.

"BY: IAN WILSON" 02 JUN, 2019 Many of the questions surrounding who was responsible for the violence that erupted in Jakarta on 21–22 May will likely...

Lost in translation: The Jawa Pos

"By Frank Palmos" Frank Palmos was just 21 years old when he began his career as a foreign correspondent in the relatively new Republic of...

‘Strangers next Door”: Can these two neighbours ever ‘hit-it-off’?

"Book Review by Duncan Graham"   The missed chances of history. Long before the First Fleet arrived from Great Britain to colonize Australia in 1788, Makassans already...

The power of ’emak-emak’: empowering or patronising Indonesian women?

"By Dina Afrianty" September 27, 2018 Until recently, the term emak was often associated with power, agency, toughness, mobility, freedom, resilience, independence, as well as stubbornness. Seven months out...

Indonesia: Popularism & politicisation of Islam

"By GRETA NABBS-KELLER" The counter-terrorism landscape in Southeast Asia has fundamentally changed over the 15 years since Indonesia’s anti-terrorism laws were originally enacted. The emergence...

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