Johannes Nugroho

Johannes Nugroho is a writer and political analyst from Surabaya, Indonesia

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Opinion | Will spurning Chinese cash come back to haunt Indonesia’s Natunas?

The islands’ regent Abdul Hamid Rizal is fishing for Western investments amid incursions by Chinese vessels in the Natuna Sea.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:18AM

The islands’ regent Abdul Hamid Rizal is fishing for Western investments amid incursions by Chinese vessels in the Natuna Sea.

Will spurning Chinese cash come back to haunt Indonesia’s Natunas?
Opinion | Why Hong Kong’s autonomy from Beijing matters to Indonesia

Its tiny community of ethnic Chinese tend to be pro-Beijing, while the notion of secession is anathema to Jakarta. Hong Kong’s current status under ‘one country, two systems’ also benefits Indonesia economically.

13 Jun 2020 - 2:17PM

Its tiny community of ethnic Chinese tend to be pro-Beijing, while the notion of secession is anathema to Jakarta. Hong Kong’s current status under ‘one country, two systems’ also benefits Indonesia economically.

Why Hong Kong’s autonomy from Beijing matters to Indonesia
Opinion | Indonesia’s fake ‘royal courts’ aren’t just created by crackpots but reflect society’s longing for a messiah

The country’s pretender kingdoms have made grand claims of power and wealth, and tap into a belief that a ‘Just King’ will deliver prosperity that people have yet to enjoy.

7 Feb 2020 - 12:48PM

The country’s pretender kingdoms have made grand claims of power and wealth, and tap into a belief that a ‘Just King’ will deliver prosperity that people have yet to enjoy.

Indonesia’s fake ‘royal courts’ aren’t just created by crackpots but reflect society’s longing for a messiah
Opinion | Jokowi is not a real reformer – just ask Indonesian students

President Widodo is focused on serving his people largely through increased welfare and economic growth. But recent student protests have shown the complexity of the Indonesian electorate’s aspirations.

12 Dec 2019 - 1:22PM

President Widodo is focused on serving his people largely through increased welfare and economic growth. But recent student protests have shown the complexity of the Indonesian electorate’s aspirations.

Jokowi is not a real reformer – just ask Indonesian students
Opinion | As Indonesia mulls a move away from direct presidential elections, is dynastic politics here to stay?

Joko Widodo is part of a new crop of Indonesian politicians elected without family political links. But amid proposed changes that would end direct presidential elections, the era of dynastic politics may not be over

12 Dec 2019 - 1:28PM

Joko Widodo is part of a new crop of Indonesian politicians elected without family political links. But amid proposed changes that would end direct presidential elections, the era of dynastic politics may not be over

As Indonesia mulls a move away from direct presidential elections, is dynastic politics here to stay?