Liam Gammon

Joko Widodo's stake in Jakarta's gubernatorial race

The last time the people of Jakarta elected a governor, they upended national politics by giving Joko Widodo (Jokowi), then an obscure regional mayor, a launch pad for his successful tilt at the presidency.

Glitch underlines the priority of Indonesia-Australia cooperation

It’s not yet clear exactly what went on at the SAS’ Campbell Barracks in Perth last November that has prompted the latest hiccup in Australia–Indonesia relations. Media reports suggest that a provocative essay on West Papua by an Australian soldier, and disrespectful posters at the base, caused offence to a visiting Indonesian special forces officer. Other reports suggest that training materials contained discussion of anti-communist massacres in Indonesia in the 1960s, and made disparaging references to the Indonesian military.

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.

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