President Joko Widodo recently issued an interim emergency law (or perppu) partly intended to allow the government to ban Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). Professor Tim Lindsey writes that the regulation has ended up forcing civil society groups that are usually threatened by hard-liners into their camp.

The extractive industries sector is notorious for rent-seeking, opaque licensing rules and assertive resource nationalism. In this episode of Talking Indonesia, new host Dr Dirk Tomas speaks to Dr Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti about civil society efforts to improve transparency and accountability in the sector.

Indonesia has been praised for its relatively smooth transition from authoritarianism to democracy, especially in light of the dashed hopes of the Arab Spring. But the journey has not been easy. Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar reflects on what Indonesia has achieved in the two decades since the start of the reformasi movement that led to the fall of Soeharto.

After a difficult year for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), what are the prospects for corruption eradication in 2016? The coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch, Adnan Topan Husodo, writes that although it still has a lot of homework to do, the public should not give up on the KPK just yet.

The anti-corruption movement in Indonesia is under attack. As leading organisation Indonesia Corruption Watch marks 17 years of fighting graft, its coordinator, Adnan Topan Husono, looks at the future of the civil society struggle against corruption.

Tim Mann writes that much of the discussion of the recent aid cuts to Indonesia has overlooked their potential impact on one of the key elements in the consolidation of democracy in the country: civil society.