Why Is China Pressing Indonesia Again Over Its Maritime Claims? (World Politics Review)

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.


Old rivals spar before Indonesia’s presidential rematch (East Asia Forum)

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.

Old rivals spar before Indonesia’s presidential rematch

Greg Fealy, ANU

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia (World Bank blogs)