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The US Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality has provoked strong reactions in Indonesia. As Hendri Yulius writes, the response to one pop star’s support for the decision helps to explain what it means to be Indonesian.

How does the foreign policy of Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo, differ to that of his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono? Dr Dave McRae explores this issue, among others, with Dr Evi Fitriani, from the University of Indonesia, in the second instalment of Talking Indonesia.

Pat Walsh AM spent 12 months travelling across Indonesia to examine the impact of the Chega! and Per Memoriam truth commission reports on Indonesian understandings of East Timor. Indonesia at Melbourne spoke to Pat about the project and prospects for meaningful reconciliation. Photo by Pat Walsh.

Indonesia has recently seen a run of corruption suspects challenging their investigations in pretrial hearings – and getting off. Former member of the Judicial Mafia Task Force Rifqi Assegaf explains the decisions that have allowed this to occur. Photo by Flickr user Charles Wiriawan.

Papuan support for dialogue remains strong and widespread, writes Dr Richard Chauvel in this second part of a three-part series on recent developments in Papua. Photo by Jaringan Damai Papua.

Is generational change taking place within Indonesia’s political parties? Dr Dave McRae explores this issue and more with Philips Vermonte, from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, in the first episode of the new Talking Indonesia podcast.

For more than 400 Thursdays, protesters have gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to demand state attention to human rights abuses. Dr Ken Setiawan reflects on the significance and impact of Kamisan. Photo by Ucu Agustin

Although Rohingya asylum seekers received a relatively warm reception from Acehnese citizens, the provincial and national governments have been slow to offer support, writes Dr Antje Missbach.

Tim Mann writes that much of the discussion of the recent aid cuts to Indonesia has overlooked their potential impact on one of the key elements in the consolidation of democracy in the country: civil society.

Despite President Joko Widodo’s recent announcements, Jakarta continues to believe that improved welfare will make calls for independence disappear, writes Dr Richard Chauvel. Photo by Benny Wenda.

Indonesia at Melbourne is a new site dedicated to analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia, supported by academics and postgraduates affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Indonesia can easily dismiss Australia’s objections to the death penalty when it just involves Australians. But Jokowi’s policies have opened the window for a more powerful multinational response, write Dr Dave McRae and Diane Zhang.

Myuran Sukumaran​ and Andrew Chan’s deaths were pointless. Australia’s response to the executions should focus on how to prevent this happening again, writes Professor Tim Lindsey.

Dr Dave McRae speaks to RN Breakfast about the planned execution of narcotics prisoners in Indonesia and their impact on Indonesia’s relations with Australia, and the rest of the world.

President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.

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