New political group expects some Fiji First MPs to join

A group working towards becoming Fiji’s newest political party says it has the support of many seasoned politicians including the governing Fiji First party. Youth activist Pita Waqavonvono and a former opposition leader Mick Beddoes have announced plans to register the HOPE party and fight the next elections due in 2018. He said some members of Fiji First have begun […]

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Wiranto and low trust in Papua

Trust is the most crucial factor for a state dealing with regional dissatisfactions that turn to conflict. And the absence of this vital prerequisite for constructive engagement is clear to see when there have been no truly genuine and consistent efforts to build it. Trust, or the lack thereof, is a significant challenge faced by the newly appointed coordinating political, legal […]

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Questioning the Unquestionable : An Overview of The Restoration of Papua into the Republic of Indonesia

Papua, the easternmost province in Indonesia, has its unique place in multi ethnic and multicultural Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago. It has also had a turbulent history within the early history of independent Indonesia. “Questioning the Unquestionable: An Overview of the Restoration of Papua into the Republic of Indonesia” has been chosen as the title of this publication out of […]

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