Ben Bland


Ben Bland is the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute. He is the author of Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia and Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow. He previously spent a decade as a correspondent for the Financial Times in Asia, with postings in Jakarta, Hanoi, and Hong Kong.

Articles by Ben Bland
A mural depicts Indonesian President Joko Widodo with the network error message “404: Not found” covering his eyes.
A mural depicts Indonesian President Joko Widodo with the network error message “404: Not found” covering his eyes.
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in a rally against the extradition law outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on May 4.
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in a rally against the extradition law outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on May 4.
Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
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