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Talking Indonesia: Aceh's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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New Talking Indonesia host Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Dr Jess Melvin and Dr Annie Pohlman about the soon-to-be released report of the Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission. What impact will the report have on Acehnese politics and society, and Indonesia more broadly?

Talking Indonesia – Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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What factors underpin the Indonesian response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Dr Dave McRae chats to Radityo Dharmaputra 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!

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.

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.

Talking Indonesia: Papua and special autonomy

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What impact, if any, has special autonomy had on ongoing conflict in Papua? What will the recent extension of special autonomy mean for the provinces? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Hipolitus Wangge in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The Indonesian government's approach to Papua is starting to look like insanity

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Jakarta has repeatedly taken a security approach to addressing problems in Papua, a pattern reflected in its recent decision to label armed separatist groups in Papua as terrorists.

First ‘separatists’, now ‘terrorists’: another way for Indonesia to avoid solving West Papuans' historical grievances

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The government's recent decision to label West Papuan resistance groups as ‘terrorists’ will have serious implications for the future of conflict resolution in the region.

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