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April 18, 2019

Indonesia
Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

With another five-year term, President Joko Widodo will possibly revive economic reform efforts and could take a more skeptical view toward China.

President Joko Widodo and his vice presidential candidate Maruf Amin wave during a press conference after Indonesia's election.

February 27, 2018

Indonesia
The Rise of Islamist Groups in Malaysia and Indonesia

The rise of Islamism in Malaysia and Indonesia could have severe consequences for the two states’ societies, political systems, and overall stability.

Students pray at an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia.

February 20, 2018

Southeast Asia
Shifting U.S.-Indonesia Relations to a Transactional Approach

The U.S.-Indonesia relationship has often disappointed. It’s time to rethink U.S.-Indonesia ties and try to achieve real security goals, rather than make bold plans for cooperation that never come to…

Pence_Widodo_4.20.2017

May 8, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia: Heading Backwards on Freedoms

The thirtieth ASEAN Summit, held two weekends ago, and this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, offer opportunities to reflect on ASEAN’s progress—and the might…

Thirtieth ASEAN Summit

April 21, 2017

China
Anies’s Big Win, India’s Sex Ratio, USS Carl Vinson Bluff, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anies elected Jakarta’s next governor. Anies Baswedan, Indonesia’s former edu…

Anti-Ahok-Jakarta

April 20, 2017

Asia
Vice President Mike Pence in Indonesia

On his current visit to Indonesia, Vice President Mike Pence appears likely to play a role he is quickly becoming accustomed to---the low-key, reassuring, figure who provides continuity in U.S. forei…

pence-indonesia tour

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

February 17, 2017

Russia
India’s Space Program, Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination, Jakarta’s Elections, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India’s space program shoots for the stars. This Wednesday, the Indian Space …

India Satellite Launch 104 space

May 12, 2015

Asia
Preparing for Jokowi’s Visit to Washington

Two weeks ago, a senior aide to Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo confirmed that the Indonesian leader plans to make his first visit to Washington as president in June. Thus far, despite hope…

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