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Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

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.

Jakarta elections mark Indonesia’s increasingly conservative turn

Jakarta elections mark Indonesia’s increasingly conservative turn

The campaign against "Ahok" based on sectarian arguments shows that Indonesia is moving in a more conservative Muslim direction.

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.

Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Turnbull's Indonesia trip is an important one, but there are some fraught issues to avoid.

Indonesia selective on capital punishment (and that’s very bad for Chan and Sukumaran)

Indonesia selective on capital punishment (and that’s very bad for Chan and Sukumaran)

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.

Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

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.

Brutal new Defence Minister undermines Jokowi’s overtures to West Papua

Brutal new Defence Minister undermines Jokowi’s overtures to West Papua

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.

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.

Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

Abbott woos Jokowi, party invite in hand

Abbott woos Jokowi, party invite in hand

Today the real work begins for incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.