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Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

President Joko Widodo’s decision to limit the power of Indonesia’s anticorruption commission has helped set off protests before his second term begins.
Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

President Joko Widodo’s decision to limit the power of Indonesia’s anticorruption commission has helped set off protests before his second term begins.
B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

Though he served as the country’s president for only 17 months, he played a crucial role in ending a harsh 32-year dictatorship.
All Over the Map

All Over the Map

Jared Diamond doesn’t use a computer. He relies “completely” on his secretary and on his wife for “anything” requiring one, as he puts it. Diamond also confesses that he lacks the ability to turn on
Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Blood Money

Blood Money

There’s a museum in East Jakarta that enshrines a toxic historical fantasy. Of course, all nations whitewash their bloody histories in the course of creating a heroic narrative about their stirring
Indonesia’s Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.

Indonesia’s Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.

Ballots printed for the Indonesian presidential election at a factory in Jakarta. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, faces complaints from conservative and radical Islamic groups that he is anti-Islam.
Feature: Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

Feature: Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

The remains of an Indonesian rain forest that was cleared to make way for oil palms.
From Indonesia to Thailand, Cambridge Analytica’s parent influenced southeast Asian politics

From Indonesia to Thailand, Cambridge Analytica’s parent influenced southeast Asian politics

In the tumultuous months after protests and riots wracked Jakarta, bringing down Indonesian president Haji Muhammad Suharto in May 1998, a British political consultancy arrived…
Suharto Museum Celebrates Dictator’s Life, Omitting Dark Chapters

Suharto Museum Celebrates Dictator’s Life, Omitting Dark Chapters

The General Suharto Memorial Museum in Kemusuk, Indonesia, celebrates the former dictator as a kindly father and heroic nation builder.
As Indonesia Targets Islamist Hard-Liners, Even Rights Groups Object

As Indonesia Targets Islamist Hard-Liners, Even Rights Groups Object

A Hizbut Tahrir rally in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, calling for the creation of a caliphate and the enforcement of Sharia law in 2015.