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Research and ideas supporting the world’s first majority-Muslim democracy

Over the past 20 years, Indonesia has emerged as an important player on the global stage. What does the future hold for the country’s democratic institutions, and can Jakarta maintain the country’s robust pace of development?

These are the pressing questions that our scholars at the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia work every day to answer. Explore the events, research, and commentary below to learn more about our work.

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Understanding Indonesia’s Recent Election
A man places a ballot in a metal ballot box


Understanding Indonesia’s Recent Election

Democracy and development were on the ballot during Indonesia’s national elections earlier this month according to experts at a Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia event on what Prabowo Subianto’s victory now portends for the future of the country.