Marcus Mietzner

Trump is deeply disliked in Indonesia because of his anti-Muslim rhetoric

If Donald Trump wins the US Presidential election on Tuesday, his victory will be celebrated by few in Indonesia, where his anti-Muslim rhetoric has made him deeply unpopular.

Joko Widodo's Australia trip may be rescheduled for this month

Indonesian officials are seeking to reschedule President Joko Widodo’s first state visit to Australia to later this month, after he was forced to postpone his trip at the weekend amid a domestic political and security crisis.

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Jakarta, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians marched in Jakarta on Friday, demanding that the city’s first Christian governor in decades be jailed for blasphemy. The rally was a show of strength by conservative Islamic groups, who were offended by his earlier remarks about the Quran and want to weaken him as he runs for re-election.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo jets in as new bond forged

As Joko Widodo and Rodrigo ­Duterte strolled in white shirtsleeves through a sea of batik at Jakarta’s famous textile market some weeks ago, the temptation to draw comparisons between the two former provincial mayors, now leaders of Asia’s two largest democracies, was irresistible. Both are political outsiders who rose to power on a wave of nationalism and populist discontent with the respective old-guard elites of Indonesia and The Philippines.

Stability and stagnation under SBY

A new book by Ed Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa assesses the presidency of Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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