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Jokowi’s new Foreign Minister has not-so-fond memories of Canberra

Jokowi’s new Foreign Minister has not-so-fond memories of Canberra

Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma sifts through the sainted and the spurned in Jokowi's new cabinet.

Jokowi hailed a beacon of hope, but could be a shrinking violet

Jokowi hailed a beacon of hope, but could be a shrinking violet

Indonesia's new President may struggle to fulfil his wide-ranging promises of reform, writes freelance journalist Ari Sharp.

On the ‘front lines’: what is Indonesia doing to fight climate change?

On the ‘front lines’: what is Indonesia doing to fight climate change?

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an extraordinary speech calling for Indonesia to address climate change or risk losing everything. Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro looks into what the archipelago is doing to protect itself from catastrophe.

Indonesia’s social media election — for better or worse

Indonesia’s social media election — for better or worse

Jakarta is the biggest "Twitter city" in the world. Henry Belot of The Citizen looks at the impact of social media on next year's Indonesian presidential election -- and it's not all rosy.

Dog-whistle politics offends Indonesian ears

Dog-whistle politics offends Indonesian ears

What should have been a brief exchange of pleasantries turned into a diplomatic disaster when Julie Bishop outlined the opposition’s policy on "sending back" asylum seeker boats to Indonesia.

The church that is a ‘festering’ sore for Indonesia

The church that is a ‘festering’ sore for Indonesia

This Christmas appears likely to be a gloomy one for the congregation of GKI Yasmin, writes Stuart Ranfurlie, a freelance journalist in Jakarta.

The Southeast Asian Games: where politics and sport vie for medals

The Southeast Asian Games: where politics and sport vie for medals

The 2011 Southeast Asian Games have been plagued by controversies that reflect pressures within Indonesian society and government, reports Simon Creak in Inside Story. But the organisers might just pull it off

A form guide to Indonesia’s presidential contenders and pretenders

A form guide to Indonesia’s presidential contenders and pretenders

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.

A happy birthday for the Indonesian military?

A happy birthday for the Indonesian military?

Bede Moore, who studied Indonesian history at Harvard and Leiden universities, takes a look at two major changes facing the Indonesian military on its 66th anniversary.

Dark forces still at work in Aceh, Indonesia

Dark forces still at work in Aceh, Indonesia

In a couple of weeks, Aceh will hold its second gubernatorial elections since the 2005 peace agreement that ended almost three decades of separatist war.