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How Indonesia’s expanding cyberspace has become an oligarchic playground to entrench power

  • Ary Hermawan,

The 2024 Indonesian election has demonstrated the oligarchic capture of social media.

How Indonesia’s cyberspace entrenches oligarchic power

  • Ary Hermawan,

The 2024 Indonesian election demonstrated the oligarchic capture of social media.

Political Packaging in Taiwan: The Case of Ko Wen-je (柯文哲)

  • Dr Liping Du,

Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is a master at building an image of himself as a political ‘outsider’ and an iconic leader.

Learning Difficulties: The 2024 Presidential Election and the Fate of Indonesia’s Education System

  • Andrew Rosser,

A crisis in education is impairing Indonesia’s aspirations for economic development. But all three candidates are offering more of the same.

The Mixed Economic Record of Joko Widodo

  • Howard Dick,

Jokowi leaves a mixed economic legacy. Fixing a weak tax system and a lethargic energy transition will be two of the big challenges for Indonesia’s next president.