Despite Indonesia’s hopes for ASEAN action on Myanmar, other members have been reluctant to commit (Source: ASEAN)
Indonesian foreign policy encounters some harsh realities
The recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has received...
The late Ali Kalora, former MIT commander (Screenshot)
Asia Watch: Gaining ground
Indonesia’s effort to counter and extinguish violent Islamic...
Densus 88: Indonesia's elite counterterror force (Source: Creative Commons)
Asia Watch: A waiting game
While the world absorbs the sudden return of...
Israel has good reasons to keep trying to develop ties with Indonesia (Credit: Shutterstock)
Israel’s hopes for Indonesia 
The story of Israel-Indonesia relations is an ongoing...
Key militants killed in southern Philippines (Source: Joint Task Force Sulu)
Asia Watch: Another kingpin down
Security forces in Southeast Asia retain an impressive...
Malaysian anti-Israel activists targeted Coke fridges (Source: Twitter)
Asia Watch: Going Viral
Little imagination is required to anticipate the reaction...
Jema’ah Ansharut Daulah (Credit: YouTube screenshot)
Asia Watch: Rogue cells
The threat of Islamist terrorism is still very...
Bali bombing spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir: Now a free man (Credit: EPA/Ardiles Rante)
Indonesian Jihadism and Abu Bakar Bashir
  Abu Bakar Bashir is a free man....
The group of Indonesians who visited Israel last year to follow in the footsteps of the late President and religious leader Abdurrahman Wahid
An Israeli scholar “goes” to Indonesia
  More than once, I have been invited...
Rizieq Shihab and pandemonium at Jakarta airport
Asia Watch: Unwelcome return
  They began to flock towards Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta...
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speaking at a virtual extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting on September 30. (Courtesy of Indonesian Foreign Ministry)
Indonesia, the Palestinians and the new Middle East
  Jakarta Post, October 5, 2020   In...
Indonesian President Joko Widodo with UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed during a visit to the UAE in January
Indonesia’s careful response to the Abraham Accords 
  On Sept. 15, Israel and the United...