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People look up at a large, beautiful memorial monument.
People look up at a large, beautiful memorial monument.

20 Years After the Bali Bombings, What Have We Learned?

For an attack with such a high casualty count, it remains underanalyzed in the West.

Two people on a makeshift raft during flooding in Pakistan
Two people on a makeshift raft during flooding in Pakistan

Extreme Weather Is Brutalizing Asia

Floods, droughts, tropical storms, and heat waves are severely testing the resilience of a region with a lot of vulnerable people.

A pedestrian talks on the phone while walking past a Huawei store in Beijing on Jan. 29, 2019.
A pedestrian talks on the phone while walking past a Huawei store in Beijing on Jan. 29, 2019.

Why Indonesia Has Embraced Huawei

If the U.S. wants to compete with China in developing countries, our research shows it needs to offer tangible assistance in response to real needs.

A nurse administers a Pfizer booster vaccine.
A nurse administers a Pfizer booster vaccine.

The Next Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Hit So Hard

Investing in global health security can provide critical insurance against disaster.

(L-R) Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Joe Biden of the United States, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India chat ahead of a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
(L-R) Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Joe Biden of the United States, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India chat ahead of a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

How Better Data Helped End Child Marriage in Indonesia

A nonprofit’s grassroots data collection successfully pushed for a child marriage ban in Indonesia, a significant step to reduce female poverty.

Members of the Papuan Students Alliance protest in support of the Papuan independence movement.
Members of the Papuan Students Alliance protest in support of the Papuan independence movement.

Indonesia Can’t Quell West Papua’s Growing Independence Movement

Jokowi’s approach to the restive province is fundamentally flawed.

Indonesian police disperse protesters.
Indonesian police disperse protesters.

Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia

A crackdown on government critics accompanied coronavirus lockdowns. It hasn’t let up.

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.

Has Joko Widodo’s Power Peaked in Indonesia?

The country’s future hinges on how Jokowi navigates his final years as president.

Indonesia's Widodo and China's Xi in Beijing
Indonesia's Widodo and China's Xi in Beijing

Indonesia Unprepared as Great Powers Clash in Indo-Pacific

Jakarta is Asia’s greatest geopolitical prize. But its foreign-policy reflexes are long outdated.

Gravediggers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim in Indonesia.
Gravediggers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim in Indonesia.

Indonesia Can’t Keep Up With Its COVID-19 Cases

As the massive wave driven by the delta variant spreads to outlying regions, official data may not reflect the scale of the tragedy.

Woman receives Sinovac vaccine in Indonesia
Woman receives Sinovac vaccine in Indonesia

Indonesia Is Quietly Warming Up to China

Once inching toward war, the Asian giants are getting closer—while Washington seems unserious and disengaged.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Osan Air Base.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Osan Air Base.

The Glitch That Ruined Blinken’s ASEAN Debut

The top U.S. diplomat’s first meeting with Southeast Asian ministers was thwarted for a very relatable reason.

Police stands guard around the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen in Hoorn, the Netherlands, on June 19.
Police stands guard around the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen in Hoorn, the Netherlands, on June 19.

The Dutch Are Uncomfortable With Being History’s Villains, Not Victims

A refusal to confront colonial atrocities persists in the Netherlands.

Papuan students take part in a rally.
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
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.

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