Indonesia is sticking with its nickel export ban to enhance domestic industry and leverage global battery demand.
Anies Baswedan, Prabowo Subianto, and Ganjar Pranowo will face off in Indonesia’s presidential election next year, with outgoing President Jokowi as a potential kingmaker.
Indonesia dominates global nickel production, key for EVs, but faces challenges in EV battery chemistry shifts and geopolitics.
The appointment of Jokowi’s son Kaesang as PSI chairman is a setback for the institutionalization of political parties in Indonesia.
As the world’s largest producer of nickel, the most likely place where Indonesia could fit into Tesla’s ecosystem is in batteries.
Indonesia should use its chairmanship of ASEAN to preserve multilateralism amid a rising tide of great power rivalry and minilateralism.
Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous countries, is in the midst of a climate emergency.
The proposed site for the new capital faces forest fire risks. And the environmental threats to the megacity of Jakarta will not get any better.
East Kalimantan will be home to Indonesia’s new capital, which will be a “smart city in the forest.”
Recent protests were triggered after 43 Papuan students were detained by police. But there is a long history of violence against the indigenous population.