Indonesia

Papuan students take part in a rally.

Black Lives Matter in Indonesia, Too

American protests are inspiring Indonesians to tackle racism against Papuans.

Soldiers respond to coronavirus in the Philippines

The Pandemic Has Given Armies in Southeast Asia a Boost

In Indonesia and the Philippines, military leaders are managing the coronavirus response—with lasting political repercussions.

Coronavirus Misinformation Arrests in Indonesia

Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics

In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.

Workers move molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Zhongtian Steel Group Corp. in Changzhou, China, on May 13, 2016.

Don’t Let China Steal Your Steel Industry

Beijing is rapidly becoming the dominant player in an industry vital to defense and technology companies. If the United States and Europe aren’t careful, they will become dependent.

An Israeli protester lifts a placard during a rally in Tel Aviv on April 25, to protest what the demonstrators consider threats to Israeli democracy.

What Democracy Will Fall Next?

Hungary was the first democratic victim of the coronavirus. It may not be the last.

City workers spray a neighborhood with disinfectant in Jakarta on April 1.

Indonesians Fear Democracy Is the Next Pandemic Victim

A comprehensive new bill claims to be about business challenges but dangerously strengthens executive power.

People sit on benches with sections marked off for social distancing at a mall in Surabaya, Indonesia, on April 20, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The End of Emerging Markets?

Economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, Russia, and Turkey face a daunting new reality.

A student shows a letter from the Indonesian health ministry

Indonesian Screening May Be Missing Virus Carriers

The popular tourist destination has had no coronavirus cases. Is that good luck—or bad testing?

Indonesian health officials stand next to a banner showing information about the Wuhan coronavirus at Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo, East Java, on Jan. 30.

Wuhan Virus Boosts Indonesian Anti-Chinese Conspiracies

Wild claims of Chinese plots are spreading fast on social media.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo shakes hands with Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

Jokowi Offers Prabowo a Piece of the Pie

The new Indonesian defense minister is a threat to the president—and democracy.

Protesters demonstrate against proposed changes to Indonesia's criminal code.

Indonesia’s Activists Are Ready to Fight Together

Coalitions are forming in the face of threats to democracy and pluralism.

Indonesian riot police charge toward protesters during a demonstration in Mataram on Sept. 30.

Protests Against Joko Widodo Rock Indonesia

In the largest student uprising in decades, former supporters of the president are now questioning his commitment to reform.

A settlement is seen against the skyline of Manila’s financial district in the Philippines on Aug. 17, 2017.

For the Poor, Falling Poverty Numbers Aren’t Always Good News

Chronic poverty may be on the decline, but too many families still face cyclical poverty.

A section of newly constructed offshore seawall on April 27, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia Floats Yet Another Plan to Move Its Sinking Capital

Big plans to relocate from Jakarta keep disappearing into nothing. Will this time be different?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Disinformation Is Drowning Democracy

In the new age of lies, law, not tech, is the answer.

Indonesian workers transport ballot boxes for the upcoming general elections at the Bonto Matinggi village in Maros, South Sulawesi, on April 16. (Daeng Mansur/AFP/Getty Images)

The World This Weekend

In recent days, Washington raced to decipher the Mueller report and Indonesian voters cast ballots at more than 800,000 polling stations.

Indonesian incumbent Presidential candidate Joko Widodo and his vice presidential candidate Maruf Amin (R), wave during a press conference after the general election on April 17, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Islam Is the Winning Ticket in Indonesia

Politics has turned religious in the world's biggest Muslim nation — but that's part of democracy too.

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