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Nahdlatul Ulama leadership race vulnerable to political intervention

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As the race for Nahdlatul Ulama's next leader heats up, there are already indications that competition between the two leading contenders is becoming increasingly politicised.

Women have been hit harder by the pandemic. As Indonesia assumes leadership of the G20, it has a chance to do something about the problem.

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If Indonesia is going to lead global economic recovery from Covid-19, recovery plans must address gender inequality.  

Talking Indonesia: the road to 2024

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Who are some of the likely candidates to emerge in the next race for president in 2024? What issues are expected to dominate campaigning? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Dr Phillips Vermonte in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Terror arrests likely motivated by political, not security, considerations

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The backgrounds of the three men arrested over alleged terrorism offences on 17 November suggest their capture may be connected to government efforts to neutralise Islamist opposition ahead of the 2024 elections.

Talking Indonesia: images and politics

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What role do images play in political life in Indonesia? How do the public consume political imagery? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Professor Karen Strassler in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Proposed increased legislative threshold could backfire for its supporters

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Political elites are pushing to raise the legislative threshold again. But they should consider the risks and unintended potential consequences of such a proposal.

Constitutional amendment: why now?

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Political elites are pushing to amend the 1945 Indonesian Constitution again, despite the far more pressing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and a complete absence of public demand for change.

A solution to conflict over houses of worship at last?

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Conflicts over houses of worship are caused in part by a problematic legal framework – this may be about to change

The destruction of the KPK flags the failure of democratic legal reform in Indonesia

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As depressing as it is, the destruction of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is not surprising. It is a sign of the limits of institutional approaches in advancing democratic legal reform in Indonesia.

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