Indonesia’s next governing coalition: taking a progressive turn?

The likely makeup of the next Indonesian government gives cause for optimism, writes Dominic Berger

14 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

The puzzle of Rusdi Kirana and Islamic politics

Parachuted into the senior ranks of the National Awakening Party, the ethnic Chinese businessman has helped changed the equation among Islamic parties in Indonesia, writes Greg Fealy in Jakarta

06 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

The ten-year search for Somchai

One woman’s fight for justice following the disappearance of her lawyer husband has revealed a climate of corruption and deceit in Thailand. As the ten-year anniversary nears, Kate Hehir takes a closer look

07 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

The Jokowi phenomenon

In Jakarta, Ross Tapsell profiles the city governor who could be the next president of Indonesia

16 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Cold war, soft diplomacy

As the Cold War intensified in the mid fifties, Australia saw a special role for itself in disseminating information and propaganda in Southeast Asia, writes Alan Fewster

14 Jan 14 | Comments (2)

“When I forget, I’m well. Remembering, even now, I just go crazy”

Does the equation that infuses the work of truth commissions – that more memory equals more reconciliation – always meet the needs of people affected by widespread violence? Klaus Neumann reviews two new books about communities recovering from conflict

23 Dec 13 | Comments (1)

Australia’s Jakarta phone-tapping: was it illegal?

Alison Pert looks at the domestic and international legality of phone-tapping and espionage

27 Nov 13 | Comments (1)

Typhoon Haiyan: a tale of two responses

Solidarity filled the gap left by a rudderless government, writes Ronald D. Holmes

25 Nov 13 | Comments (0)