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.
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?
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.
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.
Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose
Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.
Indonesians Fight for Their Right to Not Vote
It's an act of protest—but the government calls it terrorism.
Asia’s Airlines Are on Course for More Disasters
Cheap flights are pushing the limits of regulation .
Indonesia’s Opposition Takes Up the Uighur Cause
China's internment camps for Muslims have become a political talking point.
China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.
Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.
For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.
Indonesia’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Secrets of Surviving Disaster
Introducing hard-learned local wisdom into warning efforts could save thousands of lives.
Indonesia’s Disaster Politics
The latest earthquake and tsunami could be a major setback for the country’s democracy.
Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?
The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves.
Islamic Leaders Have Nothing to Say About China’s Internment Camps for Muslims
Hundreds of thousands of Uighur have been detained without trial in China's western region of Xinjiang.
Ghosts of Pogroms Past Haunt Indonesia
After the jailing of Jakarta's former governor, Chinese Indonesians are caught between age-old prejudice and fears of a rising China.
The Islamic World Has a Blasphemy Problem
How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.
The Improbable Rise and Blasphemous Fall of a Christian Politician in Indonesia
The country has no choice but to live with religious identity politics — but it doesn't have to like the consequences.
Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia
The president needs to learn of the benefits and necessity of multilateralism.