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Can Indonesian cultural products rival the Korean Wave?

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Sandiaga Uno recently encouraged Indonesians to consume less Korean television and music in favour of local arts and cultural products. Many are sceptical.

The toxic masculinity of Indonesia’s police was on full display in Malang

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Australia should reflect on its role in financing and militarising Indonesia's police force.

The DPR attacks the Constitutional Court – and judicial independence

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The DPR's recent attempt to replace one of the judges on the Constitutional Court undermines judicial independence and the rule of law.

The disposable lives of Indonesian football fans

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The tragedy in Malang was entirely avoidable. Sadly, those culpable will likely escape without appropriate punishment.

Democracy won’t be making the move to Indonesia’s new capital

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Residents in Indonesia's new capital will not be able to vote for their own local government.

Azyumardi Azra: the sleepless and inspirational intellectual who transformed Islamic education

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Much-loved scholar of Islam and prominent public intellectual Azyumardi Azra died suddenly on 18 September.

Strange bedfellows: why do far-right leaders support Indonesia’s promotion of ‘moderate Islam’?

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Indonesia’s promotion of “moderate Islam” has gained support from some unlikely allies.

Indonesia’s last chance for a progressive criminal code

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Indonesia’s controversial new revised criminal code (RKUHP) looks close to being passed. What are the pressing issues the government needs to fix?

2024 election shaping up as a four-horse race, as elite manoeuvring intensifies

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The 2024 presidential race is already heating up. Who are the main contenders, and which party coalitions might back them?

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