The SemBako of Indonesian village commerce

Attention in Indonesia’s media and upper government circles tends to focus almost exclusively on the economic power of the largest cities, particularly in regard to major projects and rising real estate prices. The latter boom dovetails with the cre

JOURNAL | COVER STORY by: Martin Schell

The forgotten hero of Indonesia's democratic transition? Military reform

It’s been 20 years since Indonesia embarked on its transition to democracy. Perhaps lost in the shuffle of that historic period was the reforms undertaken by the Indonesian Armed Forces. It’s not necessarily surprising – a lot was going

JOURNAL | POINT OF VIEW by: Lt Gen (Ret) Agus Widjojo

What's holding Indonesians back? Themselves

In a work session with professionals from diverse backgrounds, I was confronted with a question – “What did you think of our team in Jakarta?” To give a bit of context, the work session was in Amsterdam, as part of a global project where

JOURNAL | INDONESIA 360 by: Cilla Henriette

The SemBako of Indonesian village commerce

The forgotten hero of Indonesia's democratic transition? Military reform

What's holding Indonesians back? Themselves

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