Eduard Lazarus is a Jakarta-based writer and editor covering politics, human rights, and social movements in Indonesia
Reality-checking the democracy agenda
Indonesia presents valuable lessons in Australia’s support for democracy in the Asia-Pacific.
Making sense of Indonesia’s fuel riots
Cutting subsidies is a step in the right direction, but a more robust social safety net is ultimately a better fix.
Indonesia’s criminal code a step backwards, not forwards
Ratifying this deeply unpopular legislation would see the Jokowi administration attempting to placate political Islam.
What is at stake with new provinces in West Papua?
Jakarta’s plan to break West Papua into five provinces from the existing two leaves an even larger military footprint.
Indonesia cannot afford to put its economy before people
A religious festival has become a super-spreading event. The government knew the risk but didn’t do enough to stop it.