Posted in: Foreign Policy

Australia has changed government for the first time in nine years. Does Indonesia care?

How has the Labor Party's victory in the Australian election on 21 May been welcomed in Indonesia?

Talking Indonesia: Indonesia's G20 presidency

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How will the war in Ukraine affect Indonesia's G20 presidency? How important is the G20 forum to powerful political and business interests in the country in any case? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr I Gede Wahyu Wicaksana in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Why do so many Indonesians back Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

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Indonesian governments and society have historically supported victims of aggression and conflict, so why do so many Indonesians, especially online, seem to support the Russian invasion?

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

Who will study Indonesia in the future?

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The number of Australian students studying Indonesian has fallen dramatically from its heyday in the 90s. But the growing strength of Indonesia’s universities could help establish a new way for the countries to work together.

Anxiety, unpreparedness and distrust: Indonesia’s careful response to AUKUS

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The arrival of AUKUS has stirred anxieties about Indonesia’s strategic role in the Indo-Pacific region and its implications for trust and stability.

Can Australia’s declining Indonesia literacy survive Covid-19 cuts?

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Virtual 'study abroad' programs have kept students engaged with Indonesia despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But government, universities and business need to provide students with more opportunities to continue building on their language and Indonesian expertise in Australia.

Indonesian sympathy for a ‘changed’ Taliban: more harm than good

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Some Indonesian political elites and Islamic leaders have expressed rather hopeful views on the future of governance in Afghanistan under the Taliban. This could be dangerous.

Talking Indonesia: Australia-Indonesia public diplomacy

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What is the state of Indonesia-Australia relations during these times of increasing international detachment and the defunding of public diplomacy programs? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Elisabeth Kramer and Elena Williams in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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