Since the early 1970s the author has followed the development of the West Papua issue, first as field director of ANU’s New Guinea Research Unit and director of the National Research Institute of P
The historical roots of special autonomy in Papua can be traced back to two major events.
This In Brief argues that PNG’s reliance on the State of Emergency and lockdowns to contain COVID-19 is proving difficult due to years of government negligence that have led to both poor health inf
This paper examines how the province of Papua responded quickly to close its borders, indicating a level of distrust in the national authorities’ ability to protect Papuans from COVID-19.
This In Brief describes a recent, localised pilot study on the Skouw border post in Jayapura, Indonesia.
Since 1999, when a United Nations (UN)
transitional administration was established in the
wake of the East Timorese vote for independence
from Indonesia, the case of Timor-Leste has been a
This In Brief presents some preliminary findings from qualitative research in progress on Papuan women’s use of health services for antenatal care and delivery.
This In Brief considers Indonesian President Joko Widodo's policy actions in Papua.
After over a year of speculation about government reshuffle and leadership succession, Timorese resistance hero Xanana Gusmão (popularly known by his nom de
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