Oct 16, 2014

A step backward in Indonesia

The old guard in Indonesia may have lost the fight for the presidency in July, but in the late night hours of the last legislative session, they consolidated their control over local and provincial elections by changing the voting procedures.

| Sep 20, 2014

Jokowi's victory brings high hopes and challenges

by Jeff Kingston

In July, Joko Widodo, universally known as Jokowi, won a decisive victory in Indonesia’s presidential elections. Even before assuming office in October, he faces extravagant expectations in a nation that has endured mercurial (Sukarno), repressive (Suharto) and feckless (B.J. Habibie, Abdurrahman Wahid, Megawati Sukarnoputri ...

Jul 30, 2014

Indonesia's reformist president

Japan should strive to help Indonesia's new reformist president achieve greater prosperity and stability for his country of 250 million people.