Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.
The campaign against "Ahok" based on sectarian arguments shows that Indonesia is moving in a more conservative Muslim direction.
Turnbull's Indonesia trip is an important one, but there are some fraught issues to avoid.
Indonesia has a track record of affording clemency to its own citizens charged with drug offences, but foreigners are unlikely to get a reprieve, writes policy analyst Sarah Gill.
If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens -- even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones -- from being executed abroad.
Indonesia's new President has talked of hope and reconciliation as regards West Papua, but appointing a hard-line former general sends a different message, writes Nic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific islands.
Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma sifts through the sainted and the spurned in Jokowi's new cabinet.
Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.