Posts with tag: Featured Article

The Anies-Muhaimin Candidacy: mutual desperation or marriage of convenience?

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The Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar candidacy for the upcoming 2024 presidential election stitches together a disparate patchwork of ideological and religious interests. Virdika Rizky Utama dissects how this announcement impacts the political calculus in 2024.
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Can a new academic union resurrect grassroots activism in Indonesia?

Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of Indonesian Independence Day, workers from public and private universities in Indonesia declared the establishment of the Campus Workers Union (SPK)  on 17 August 2023. But can a new academic union actually reform university management in Indonesia? And what challenges will this new union need to overcome to defend the interests of campus workers?

Wrecked? Belitung, Indonesia and the politics of maritime heritage

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In mid-1998, as President Suharto’s regime crumbled, local fishers discovered a 9th century shipwreck in waters near Belitung Island. The Belitung shipwreck was one of the most significant – and controversial – maritime discoveries of recent times.
https://www.antaranews.com/berita/1390682/mahfud-sebut-anies-baswedan-sudah-ajukan-soal-karantina-dki-jakarta

2024 elections: the third candidate, Anies Baswedan

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Recent opinion polls indicate Anies Baswedan is unlikely to make the run-off in the 2024 presidential elections. But, regardless, he seems determined to stay in the running. Helen Pausacker explores who is Anies Baswedan, and why is he so determined to stay in the race?
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More than batteries – can shared EV ambitions kickstart a new green tech ecosystem?

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Details of the EV partnership between Indonesia and Australia are still opaque. But, regardless, the shared commitment of Australia and Indonesia to their own battery and EV industries could mark a significant milestone in the quest for closer economic relations.

Considered economic diplomacy required in the wake of Jokowi visit

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Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo unveiled an ambitious vision for an expanded economic partnership with Australia during his three-day visit to Sydney. Albanese’s economic diplomacy with Indonesia needs ambition, but it also needs to be realistic and very carefully considered
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The 2024 elections will be crucial for Indonesian forests: What can we learn from Norway’s anti-deforestation support?

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In 2021 the Indonesian government terminated the REDD+ anti-deforestation deal with Norway. A new agreement between the two countries was unveiled in the lead-up to COP27 but it is lower in ambition and lacks clear financing commitments. What can lessons can we learn from the REDD+ agreement?
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The Hunger Games: Indonesia’s problematic electoral system will continue in 2024

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Electoral processes are inherently competitive. But can a democratic system be too competitive? Indonesia’s current open list electoral system not only requires candidates to compete against candidates from different political parties – but also those from their own party.
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Islam and the 2024 presidential election: moving towards a consensus candidate?

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The Defending Islam rallies in 2016 and 2017 and the very polarising Indonesian presidential election of 2019 suggest the role of Islam in the 2024 election will be more significant than ever. But how will Muslims vote on election day?

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