Johannes Nugroho is a writer and political analyst from Surabaya, Indonesia.
The danger of anti-Chinese sentiment in Indonesia’s election campaign
Identity politics has been deployed to rally public support and smear rivals.
Becoming a republic will improve Australia’s image in Asia
Does the Queen of Australia still exist? It’s a surprise to many, even in diplomatic circles.
Jokowi adopts a statesman style
As G20 host, Indonesia’s president is on a drive to burnish his international credentials and win kudos at home.
A flash in the pan? Indonesia’s palm oil export ban
Apparent domestic shortages appear more a case of a government stand-off with industry over pricing.
Democracy or dynasty? Megawati delivers Jokowi a clip
Talk of extending the Indonesian president’s tenure has earned a revealing rebuke from his political patron.
Indonesia standing between great powers
Non-alignment has long defined Jakarta’s approach in the world. Neither China’s threats or US pledges will change that.
The true challenge to Indonesia’s large informal economy
The President’s promise to empower women’s enterprises will mean little unless the scourge of corruption is also curbed.
AUKUS + Indonesia
Side-stepping any alignment with super powers allows Indonesia to reap the benefits of the new trilateral agreement.