Australia and Indonesia are closing in on a historic free trade deal. However the agreement still faces some stiff hurdles, both at home and abroad.
Should the Australian Federal Police hand over information about Australians who commit crimes overseas to countries with the death penalty?
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?
Crikey readers lament the passing of the second-hand bookshop and debate what Indonesia really means.
CrikeyCanberra correspondent Bernard Keane and deputy editor Cathy Alexander get nostalgic for parliaments past -- Whitlam, anyone? -- and throw in a discussion on the Indonesian spy crisis for good measure.
As far afield as Australia might have cast its gaze, its critical interests always have been -- and increasingly are -- closer to home. Crikey's international affairs expert examines our place in the world in 2013.
The narrative of the Corby sentence cut was complicated by the near-simultaneous release and repatriation of three young Indonesians being held in Australia, writes Stuart Ranfurlie in Jakarta.
Despite almost fanatical scepticism, scratch the surface and we find that most of us don’t really know why we just don’t trust Indonesia, writes Phillip Lawrence, an expert on Indonesia and PhD scholar at the University of Sydney.
Indonesia’s next presidential election may still be three years away, but that has done little to dampen speculation over who will put themselves forward, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.
The announcement by East Timor’s prime minister, Xanana Gusmao, that his country will begin military to military links with Indonesia has caused widespread surprise.