“I don’t even know whether he is still alive or not”: Enforced disappearances in Indonesia Author: Aldo Marchiano Kaligis “Until today, I still keep my son’s National Identity Card and his name on the Family Card. So how can I forget him? How can the government forget him?“ When I
The Indonesian Election and Peace in Aceh: an example worth following Author: Michael Vatikiotis Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/22/2009 The recently held general election in Indonesia demonstrated convincingly that plural societies in Southeast Asia can be trusted to express their popular will without resorting to violent
Three years after the historic Memorandum of Understanding was signed, Endro Kristanto discusses the long standing struggle between Aceh independence advocates and the Indonesian government, the current challenges to peace, and the necessities of building trust, protecting human rights, and moving towards political reconciliation.
During my travels across Indonesia, I saw the ongoing devastation that these two bombings, along with other worldwide incidents have had on the people of Indonesia. I have traveled in Indonesia off and on, since 1997, just as Indonesia was undergoing the first pangs of its financial crisis and subsequent