Joko Widodo

Indonesia's Joko Widodo jets in as new bond forged

As Joko Widodo and Rodrigo ­Duterte strolled in white shirtsleeves through a sea of batik at Jakarta’s famous textile market some weeks ago, the temptation to draw comparisons between the two former provincial mayors, now leaders of Asia’s two largest democracies, was irresistible. Both are political outsiders who rose to power on a wave of nationalism and populist discontent with the respective old-guard elites of Indonesia and The Philippines.

Indonesia's ‘Great Power’ Aspirations: A Critical View

Indonesia is readying itself for a return to a diplomatic assertiveness not seen since the early 1960s.

The New Nationalism in Indonesia

A new nationalist mood is visible in Indonesia, expressed in increasingly bellicose rejection of alleged foreign interference in Indonesia's affairs and in d

Jokowi and the constraints on a populist presidency

When Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s 2014 presidential election, his victory was greeted as a historic breakthrough for Indonesian democracy.

Don't shoot the messenger

Keeping death row inmates alive one of the best chances of success in Joko Widodo’s war on drugs.

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