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‘A bright future in his hands’: the rise and rise of Jokowi

‘A bright future in his hands’: the rise and rise of Jokowi

Crikey March 18, 2014 3 Comments

Jakarta's young, likeable Governor is one step closer to the presidency, with the backing of a powerful party. But Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta, asks: is he ready for the big league?

We talk with Indonesia every day — but is anyone listening?

We talk with Indonesia every day — but is anyone listening?

Professor Damien Kingsbury February 17, 2014 5 Comments

Indonesian feathers have been ruffled by Australia's policy of sending back asylum seekers. Julie Bishop says our relationship with Indonesia is fine, but no one on the Indonesian side seems to agree.

‘Abbott is never going to ride my ojek’: what Indonesians think of us

‘Abbott is never going to ride my ojek’: what Indonesians think of us

Crikey January 31, 2014 4 Comments

Australia's relationship with Indonesia is floundering, but does that matter to average Indonesians? Australian journalism masters student Eliana Bollati hit the streets of Jakarta to find out.

Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

Margot Saville January 28, 2014 1 Comment

China is understandably angry about Australia's siding with Japan over a territorial dispute, so Abbott will have his work cut out for him in his first official visit as PM. Plus Chinese New Year art and the best of punctuation.

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

Crikey January 24, 2014 4 Comments

Crikey readers talk the dangers of weed, micro solutions for Aboriginal poverty and why we don't need to worry about Indonesia.

Dangerous brinkmanship with Indonesia could have disastrous consequences

Dangerous brinkmanship with Indonesia could have disastrous consequences

Crikey January 24, 2014 47 Comments

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are playing a dangerous game with Indonesia. Unless someone starts taking responsibility Australia could find itself in a mess, says former diplomat Bruce Haigh.

Indonesian lessons for choppy East Timor waters

Indonesian lessons for choppy East Timor waters

Professor Damien Kingsbury December 6, 2013 9 Comments

The new government is not off on the right foot in foreign policy terms, with the Indonesian spying scandal dominating headlines. But a bigger problem looms: East Timor.

Indonesian spy row could harm beef, wheat exports

Indonesian spy row could harm beef, wheat exports

Crikey November 28, 2013 8 Comments

Revelations that Australia spied on the Indonesian President have damaged relations with our near neighbour. And SmartCompany journalist Yolanda Redrup says it is Australian businesses that may pay the price.

How much did Abbott know and when did he know it?

Crikey November 27, 2013 3 Comments

Crikey readers talk the Indonesian spying revelations and who has the best translation of Persian.

Does a neighbour make a friend?

Crikey November 22, 2013

Crikey readers lament the passing of the second-hand bookshop and debate what Indonesia really means.