Commentary / World | COUNTERPOINT 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 ...

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

World / Politics Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won ...