Category: Analysis

Dr Helen Pausacker takes a closer look at the case of Baiq Nuril, convicted after recording sexual harassment by her employer, and how it compares to other convictions under the problematic ITE Law.

In spite of the challenges involved with establishing a new capital, Dr Amanda Achmadi writes that the proposal is a valuable opportunity to discuss what constitutes Indonesia beyond Java, and how regional Indonesians see their future as part of the nation.

Febi Yonesta writes that Indonesia desperately needs to resolve the inconsistency between refugee policy and practice if it is to respect and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees who may be in the country for years to come.

The Constitutional Court will begin hearing Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to his election loss on 14 June. Professor Simon Butt takes a close look at his application.

Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr writes that most analyses of the recent Jakarta riots have ignored the social situation on the ground, which provided a fertile environment for the riots to escalate.

If MUI is here to stay, what can be done to ensure it plays a more productive role in Indonesian democracy? Ibnu Nadzir looks at the possibilities for reforming the body.

Volatile food prices make headlines during Ramadan, but poor households struggle with them year-round, writes Rachma Indah Nurbani.

Indonesian democracy has taken a beating over the past few days. Dr Dave McRae looks at what could be done to prevent a repeat of this week’s events in future elections.

Despite the promise of the national legal aid program, large numbers of poor Indonesians still miss out on legal aid. Muhammad Rizaldi looks at what still needs to be done.

Following their post on the recent International Women’s Day march, Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height report on the Women’s March Jakarta, which saw even greater numbers turn out for action against sexual violence.

Indonesian media organisations have reported sensationally on the more than 400 election workers who have died following the 2019 elections. But are these deaths really so questionable? Dr Jesse H. Grayman takes a closer look at the issue.

The election is barely over, so it might seem strange to contemplate the next, but the 2019 elections signpost a significant transition that will be evident by the time Indonesia votes again in 2024, writes Donald Greenlees.