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Coldplay controversy: Islamic hardliners driving Indonesian cancel culture

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Religious protesters and police clashed outside the Coldplay concert at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on 16 November. Attempts to cancel public figures are becoming a common occurrence in Indonesia. But what motivates these religious hardliners leading Indonesian cancel culture?
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Values-based or transactional? Comparing the foreign policies of Indonesia’s presidential candidates

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Indonesia has long been known for what it calls its ‘free and active’ (bebas aktif) foreign policy. This policy has endured – but that doesn’t mean we should assume continuity in Indonesian foreign policy when there is a change of president.
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Unpacking Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Roadmap

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As part of its obligations under the Just Energy Transition Partnership, Indonesia released a Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan that details a roadmap for reaching peak emissions in 2030 and becoming net zero by 2050. It was written with an eye toward making Indonesia’s renewable energy sector more attractive to private capital. But is it politically feasible?

Indonesian military back in the bureaucracy: the return of dual function?

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On 2 October, Indonesia passed a new civil service law – known as the ASN law – that reopens the door for the police and military to again take a more active role in Indonesian politics. With a presidential election just around the corner, does this new law signal impending electoral interference?
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A twist in Indonesia’s presidential election does not bode well for the country’s fragile democracy

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On Valentine’s Day next year, Indonesia will go to the polls for its most important election in ten years.After months of uncertainty, Jokowi and his circle have come out strongly in support for Prabowo, with Jokowi’s son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, announced as his vice presidential running mate in recent days.

Indonesian tycoons: donation strategy for the 2024 election

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There are no official statistics on the cost of presidential campaigns in Indonesia but official campaign reports are far below informed estimates. For Indonesia's business tycoons, political donations might be the most important investment decisions they make over the next five years.

Kaesang and PSI: diversifying the family dynasty

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The youngest son of President Joko Widodo has officially joined the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI). How will the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Jokowi’s official party, react to Kaesang's new affiliation with PSI? And what does this mean for Jokowi’s influence in 2024 and beyond?

Indonesia as ASEAN chair – not rocking the boat in 2023

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When Indonesia took over the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in January 2023, the organisation was in need of strong leadership. Ultimately, Jakarta failed to offer much-needed leadership on new norms and principles to maintain ASEAN’s unity and relevance. But it did secure several tangible deliverables during its time as chair.

Does Indonesia need to decolonise anti-corruption discourse?

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More than twenty years ago, Indonesia launched a determined crusade against corruption, collusion, and nepotism. However, the zealous spirit of Indonesia’s political reformation seems to have dissipated along the way. Kanti Pertiwi discusses how decolonising the anti-corruption discourse can create space for local conceptions of what constitutes corruption.

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