Tag Archives: Jakarta

Puncak in Ruins, Part 4: Return to Villa Kota Gardenia

This post is the fourth of five in a series. The first is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 1: Arrival Scene” The second is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 2: Lost Detour” The third is “Puncak in Ruins, Part 3: The Year … Continue reading

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Puncak in Ruins, Part 3: The Year of Living Dangerously

This post is the third of five in a series. The first is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 1: Arrival Scene” The second is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 2: Lost Detour” In the middle of Peter Weir’s 1982 film The Year … Continue reading

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Notes on ICG’s Latest Indonesia Report: “GAM vs GAM in the Aceh Elections”

A few days ago the International Crisis Group (ICG) issued their latest Asia Briefing titled “Indonesia: GAM vs GAM in the Aceh Elections.” ICG reports are always excellent and this one is no exception, featuring a clear review and honest assessment … Continue reading

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Does Egypt 2011 = Indonesia 1998 ?

Two days ago I was dutifully watching the Rachel Maddow podcast while eating breakfast, and during her coverage of the revolutionary events in Egypt, Dezant said to me: “It’s just like Indonesia in 1998.” I checked online to what extent … Continue reading

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Book Club: A Certain Age

I have been struggling with the strange kind of fieldwork I did in Aceh for the past few years and how to both acknowledge that strangeness and write about it. Rudolf Mrázek’s new book, A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta Through … Continue reading

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“Obama the Menteng Kid” Hits the Big Screen at Lightning Speed

This week the Multivision Plus Pictures production house began filming Obama Anak Menteng (“Obama the Menteng Kid”), a children’s film about President Barack Obama’s childhood years in Indonesia, based on a book with the same title by Damien Dematra. A … Continue reading

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Aceh Peace Monitoring Update September – December 2009

Due to an unfortunate two-month contract gap for the research staff at the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies (CPCRS), this latest Aceh Peace Monitoring Update (APMU) is four months late. We are still in a process of catching … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Aceh in Yogyakarta

For the past three years, the Aceh Research Training Institute (ARTI), has trained young scholars from academia, government, and the non-profit sector in social science research methods. After two selective short courses, ARTI awards small 6-month research grants to the … Continue reading

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