Olivia Tasevski is an International Relations and History tutor at the University of Melbourne, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of International Relations. She specialises in human rights issues in Indonesia alongside Indonesian and US politics and history.
Environmental damage and gendered violence are flashpoints on the tiny island dominated by US troops.
The Dokdo/Takeshima islands are a flashpoint for memories of exploitation – a hostility that won’t soon be resolved.
Jokowi’s appointments will be rightly questioned: is he interested in human rights or the rights of the Indonesian army?
Joko Widodo’s political promises to address the crimes of the past have proven hollow – and any change seems unlikely.