Author: Anne Booth, SOAS
China sparked a major maritime confrontation with Indonesia near the South China Sea last month when dozens of Chinese fishing vessels, along with a coast guard escort, entered waters off the Natuna Islands, which are within Jakarta’s exclusive economic zone but are also claimed by China.
Author: Sourabh Gupta, Institute for China-America Studies
Author: Ross Tapsell, ANU
Author: James Guild, RSIS
Author: Chaula Rininta Anindya, RSIS
Editorial Board, ANU
Indonesian politics in 2018 has been dominated by preparations for elections in 2019, scheduled for 17 April. In many ways, the election is a re-run of that in 2014. Once again there are only two presidential candidates, incumbent President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and retired general Prabowo Subianto, and the former is the clear front-runner.
Greg Fealy, ANU