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Don’t expect this to be the last foreign affairs bungle from this government

Don’t expect this to be the last foreign affairs bungle from this government

Crikey readers respond to the Morrison government's handling of the Indonesian free trade deal, and the history of Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy.

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Scott Morrison's visit to Jakarta was hailed as a success, but time will tell if Indonesia will entertain a full alliance with Australia.

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

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

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?

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

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 …

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

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

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

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

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

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.