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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.

Dangdut koplo takes centre stage

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The recent performance of a dangdut koplo song at the Presidential Palace was an important acknowledgement of an often-maligned musical genre.

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?

Citayam Fashion Week: the class divide and the city

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The Citayam Fashion Week phenomenon has exposed some of the deep class problems confronting Jakarta and the people who live in it.

How can Australia make sure its economic partnership with Indonesia works – for both countries?

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's visit to Indonesia was a good sign for the implementation of Australia's free trade agreement with Indonesia. But there is still a lot of work to do.

How will Indonesia deal with Russia and Ukraine at the G20?

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How will Indonesia's pragmatic and somewhat ambivalent approach to the war in Ukraine be viewed when Indonesia is in the global spotlight at the G20 summit?

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