Michael Vatikiotis

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Asian Angle | Four steps for Jokowi to save Indonesian democracy

President Joko Widodo has much to reflect on as he is sworn in for his second term today. After weeks of unrest in Papua, student protests, forest fires and a knife attack on a minister, here is how he could turn the tide.

12 Dec 2019 - 1:23PM

President Joko Widodo has much to reflect on as he is sworn in for his second term today. After weeks of unrest in Papua, student protests, forest fires and a knife attack on a minister, here is how he could turn the tide.

Four steps for Jokowi to save Indonesian democracy
Indonesia election: in Prabowo versus Widodo, it’s Islamic statehood versus tolerance

The story of Indonesia’s 2019 election is one of two countries. In one, an aspiring, urban middle class frets about the erosion of diversity; in the other, rural conservative Muslims aspire to a caliphate.

12 Apr 2019 - 9:47PM

The story of Indonesia’s 2019 election is one of two countries. In one, an aspiring, urban middle class frets about the erosion of diversity; in the other, rural conservative Muslims aspire to a caliphate.

Indonesia election: in Prabowo versus Widodo, it’s Islamic statehood versus tolerance
Asia’s Palestine? Myanmar’s Rohingya: stateless, persecuted and a new cause for religious extremism