July 22, 2014Politics and Government
Sometimes sure things turn out not to be so sure. Just ask Joko Widodo, who is better known to his fellow Indonesians as “Jokowi.” At the start of 2014 he was expected to win Indonesia’s presidential…
April 18, 2019Indonesia
With another five-year term, President Joko Widodo will possibly revive economic reform efforts and could take a more skeptical view toward China.
May 22, 2019Indonesia
The election results show a hardening of voting patterns along religious, ethnic, and geographic lines, a troubling development for a multiracial and religiously diverse Indonesia.
April 12, 2019Southeast Asia
Three events this week served as a reminder that, in a world where democracy is buffeted on many fronts—the rise of populists who often undermine the rule of law, a growing disinterest in democracy p…
March 20, 2019Indonesia
Indonesia’s high-stakes vote for president is likely to result in more political stagnation for the world’s third-largest democracy.