Indonesia

Jokowi in Papua: Powerless or duplicitous?

This In Brief considers Indonesian President Joko Widodo's policy actions in Papua.

A Strategy Towards Indonesia

This special Centre of Gravity paper features three contributions on Indonesia and its changing relationship with Australia and the world.

Leadership Transition in Timor-Leste: Lessons From Indonesia

After over a year of speculation about government reshuffle and leadership succession, Timorese resistance hero Xanana Gusmão (popularly known by his nom de

The 2013 Survey on HIV in Tanah Papua: Gender, Ethnicity and 'Casual Partners'

In November 2014, Dr Arnoldus Tiniap from the West Papua provincial health department presented some of the results of the 2013 Integrated Bio-Behavioural Su

'HIV is Our Problem Together': Developing an Indigenous-Led Response to HIV in Tanah Papua

This In Brief reports on a multiday workshop on HIV that was held in Manokwari, West Papua province, Indonesia, from 27–29 November 2014.

Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste

Since 1999, when a UN transitional administration was established in the wake of the vote for independence from Indonesia, the case of Timor-Leste has been a

What Research Guides the HIV Response in Papua, Indonesia?

This In-Brief considers what research, if any, informs the HIV response in Papua, and suggests that a local, collaborative research base providing specific,

Presidential Elections in Papua: A Battle Between 'New' and 'Old'?

Presidential elections will be held in Indonesia on 9 July 2014.

Home-Brewed Alcohol, Gender, and Violence in the West Papuan Highlands

Alcohol is officially banned in the West Papuanhighlands, but home-brewed alcohol (minumanlokal in Indonesian, literally, 'local drink') isinexpensive, widely available, and transforminginterpersonal, political, and gendered violence inthe area. Scholarship on alcohol in the Pacific viewsconsumption as a mode of male social differentiationrelated to racialised power and status, owing to thegendered, colonial history of alcohol consumption(Marshall 1982), as well as the 'prestige economy'of burgeoning resource sectors (Macintyre andBainton 2013). In contrast to beer and other formsof alcohol, home-brew has received less attention.

Rethinking Transitional Justice: Lessons From East Timor

The East Timor experience reveals a vast gap between UN claims about the benefits of transitional justice mechanisms and local expressions of disenc

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