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Talking Indonesia: the worsening Covid-19 crisis

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What has caused the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia? How dire will the situation become? In a special early episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Dicky Budiman about the recent escalation in the Covid-19 crisis.

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.

An administrative war at the KPK: employees versus leadership

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The decimation of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has escalated over the past month, with the sudden dismissal of some of the commission's most dedicated employees.

BRIN and the bureaucratisation of knowledge in Indonesia

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The co-opting of knowledge production by the state has a long history in Indonesia. The establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is just the latest example.

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.

The female face of terrorism in Indonesia

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Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have involved women, but examinations of and responses to violent extremism too often neglect gender analysis.

Mandatory vaccination will not solve Indonesia’s Covid-19 problem

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Rather than penalising individuals who refuse vaccination, the Indonesian government would be better off actively engaging with the public and examining why scepticism around the Covid-19 vaccine remains prevalent.

Indonesia is betting on CoronaVac in its fight against Covid-19. But will it work?

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Indonesia has moved quickly to set up a national program to vaccinate against Covid-19. But it faces major challenges in vaccinating the population in a timely and effective manner.

A personal religious choice: regions banned from forcing students to wear headscarves

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A new joint ministerial decision banning forced religious clothing in schools has been welcomed by activists. But in an increasingly conservative society, will headscarves continue to be viewed as compulsory?

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