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31 Oct 2017

President Jokowi arguably has given more personal attention to Papua than any president since Soeharto, but his government has made at least three miscalculations in its policies there: that economic development would make political grievances go away; that past human rights violations would be...

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19 Oct 2017

On September 1, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (as a registry for a conciliation commission established under UN the Convention on Law of the Sea or UNCLOS) announced that Timor-Leste and Australia have agreed on the central elements of a maritime boundary delimitation in the...

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15 Oct 2017

Strategic risk is a grey area in which governments need to make critical assessments of capability, motive and intent. Over recent decades, judgements in this area have relied heavily on the conclusion that the capabilities required for a serious assault on Australia simply did...

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12 Oct 2017

Given the ever-increasing focus on coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, aiming for a systems approach, countries have been exploring new ways to integrate data and better handle information, to ensure that the right people are receiving the right transfer amounts at the right...

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10 Oct 2017

Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important bilateral partners. Its geographical position in South-East Asia, its large land mass, as well as its close proximity to Australia should put the country towards the top of the priority list in developing close bilateral ties not only in a strategic...

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21 Sep 2017

In July 2017, Perth USAsia Centre convened a group of eighteen experts on trade policy, diplomacy, and business to meet with distinguished guests Dr Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dr Mari Pangestu, Indonesia's former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Creative...

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Discussion paper

18 Sep 2017

This paper shows that low intensity guerrilla wars are not confined to land operations, but can have a full-blown maritime dimension. The British Commonwealth experienced this as an aspect of its struggle with Indonesian subversion and sabotage of the new state of Malaysia in Confrontation 1963...

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08 May 2017

Links between Bangladeshi and Southeast Asian extremists appear to be growing, fuelled by ISIS and increasing population movements across the region. If many governments in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) treat South and Southeast Asia as two separate regions in their foreign...

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Briefing paper

01 May 2017

The Philippine militants, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), have emerged as the predominant actors operating within the Sulu-Celebes Sea, successfully kidnapping more than 50 sailors and generating roughly U.S. $7.3 million dollars in hostage revenue in the past year alone. In response, the littoral...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

Introduction

Since 2010, Jemaah Islamiyah, the organisation responsible for the first Bali bombing, has been building a clandestine military wing while broadening its traditional base through above-ground preaching and recruitment on university campuses. It is not an...

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27 Apr 2017

Executive summary

During the global commodity boom, Indonesia emerged as an exemplar of resource nationalism. The government introduced a range of nationalist policies in the mining sector, ranging from export bans to forced foreign divestment. Once commodity booms end,...

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Audio podcast

02 Mar 2017

In this episode of the podcast Sub Rosa, Andrew continues a conversation with Levi West about terrorism in Australia.

Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University.

This is the second episode in a two-part series. The first half covered...

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25 Feb 2017

Introduction

With coal import demand from China and India falling, Indonesia’s domestic coal miners are banking their future on government policies that would see the number of coal-fired power plants across the archipelago nearly triple. Under one plan, initiated by the...

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21 Feb 2017

Overview

For thirteen years, the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) has served as a regional rallying point for much-needed counterterrorism capacity development and cooperation.

Since its inception in 2004, with strong bilateral support from...

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31 Jan 2017

Introduction

The arrest of two female would-be suicide bombers in Jakarta in December 2016 shows the desire of Indonesian women for a more active role in violent extremism. It may be a reflection of the pro-ISIS movement’s weakness that male leaders are more willing to...

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20 Dec 2016

Introduction

Prison authorities in Indonesia have had a few small successes in managing extremist prisoners, but overall, structural problems of the prison system and inadequate staff continue to defeat efforts at deradicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation....

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Research report

02 Dec 2016

While Indonesia under Jokowi can be expected to continue to take unilateral action to reinforce the Indonesian position around the Natuna Islands, Jokowi has not played an active diplomatic role on the broader South China Sea issue. In the longer term, Indonesia is better off investing in...

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The provision of reticulated sanitation infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid urbanization, which can be witnessed in Indonesia. In addition, lack of proper sanitation infrastructure treaty led to pollution of groundwater. The most common system used for human ex-...

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Research report

08 Nov 2016

Summary

After Indonesia experienced a surge in economic growth between 2010 and 2014, its Gross Domestic Product growth rate has slowed, sinking from 6.2 per cent in 2010 to 4.8 per cent in 2015. While the Indonesian Government can do little to combat external financial...

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Commentary

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26 Oct 2016

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to visit Australia next month. The visit follows Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s meeting with Widodo in Laos on the back of the 2016 Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. The one day visit in Laos was seen as a...

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