Concord in the News

2017

Indonesia anti-radicalism: Former radical preacher now teaches peace
Todd Elliott commenting for TRT World, October 7

Is Indonesia’s military chief making a new political power play?
Keith Loveard, Shinta Eka Puspasari and Nalendra Yusa Faidil writing for The Diplomat, October 6

Halimah’s election lauded as ‘true sign of S’pore’s meritocracy’ in region
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by TODAY, September 20

Indonesia cheers Freeport ‘win’ as Grasberg valuation fight looms
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, August 30

Examining the psychology of violent jihad
Keith Loveard writing for Medium, July 31

Indonesia parliament speaker denies any wrongdoing in ID-card programme
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, July 17

Indonesia’s new law to ban extreme groups may backfire: Experts
Keith Loveard & Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by TODAY, July 14

Reforming terrorists: Indonesia’s deradicalization program
Todd Elliott writing for Strategic Review, July-September 2017

Enjoining right, forbidding wrong: The MUI and Indonesian Islam
Bastiaan Scherpen writing for Strategic Review, July-September 2017

The unsinkable Najib Razak
Keith Loveard quoted by The Diplomat, June 19

Experts cast doubt over Indonesian general’s IS comments
Todd Elliott quoted by TODAY, June 15

University of Amsterdam (UvA) alumnus profile
Jan Lepeltak interviewed, June 13

Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election – pollsters
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, April 20

Is the North Korea crisis a gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Keith Loveard quoted by The Diplomat, March 13

A fairytale trip and the truth about Indonesia’s importance to Saudi Arabia
Keith Loveard quoted by South China Morning Post, March 5

Is hard-line Islam really rising in Indonesia?
Bastiaan Scherpen writing for New Mandala, February 24

Supporters of SBY’s son hold key in Jakarta election run-off
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by TODAY, February 17

Ahok fails to win outright, faces run-off in bitter Jakarta election
Keith Loveard quoted by TODAY, February 16

Blasphemy case casts shadow over Ahok’s chances
Keith Loveard quoted by TODAY, February 14

The ‘big lie’ of food self-sufficiency
Shinta Eka Puspasari writing for Strategic Review, January-March 2017

2016

Why do Indonesians pay three times as much food tax as Europeans?
Concord Consulting quoted by South China Morning Post, December 18

Sembcorp plans to revive Kendal port as firms eye alternatives to Batam
Keith Loveard quoted by TODAY, November 18

Indonesia’s anti-terrorism efforts are falling short
Todd Elliott quoted by Vice, November 16

Jokowi blames ‘political actors’ for violence at Indonesia rally
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, November 4

Indonesia’s challenge to radical Islam
Keith Loveard & Bastiaan Scherpen writing for The Diplomat, November 4

Vietnam investment plunges in Cambodia, sparking concerns
Keith Loveard quoted by Voice of America, October 3

4 parties pick ex-president Yudhoyono’s son as Jakarta Governor candidate
Keith Loveard quoted by TODAY, September 14

Indonesia’s Jokowi names ex-graft suspect gunawan as spy chief
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, September 2

Indonesia considers renaming South China Sea to Natuna Sea
Keith Loveard quoted by TODAY, August 18

Indonesian president removes energy minister over dual citizenship controversy
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, August 15

Will Chinese money be enough to ward off dissent against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen?
Keith Loveard quoted by South China Morning Post, August 7

Indonesia president expected to announce cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday: sources
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, July 26

Prominent critic’s killing raises political stakes in Cambodia
Keith Loveard quoted by Voice of America, July 11

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security minister
Keith Loveard quoted by Agence France-Presse, July 7

Weather may fix Asia haze as Indonesia makes scant progress
Eduardo Mariz quoted by Bloomberg, June 15

Australia, long tied to China by ‘fear and greed,’ boosts defense amid increased skepticism
Keith Loveard quoted by The Washington Times, May 30

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines
Keith Loveard quoted by Agence France-Presse, March 29

Has the China-ASEAN Affair Come to an End?
Keith Loveard quoted by Knowledge@Wharton, March 8

Sweden’s IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, February 5

Islamic State announces expansion into Southeast Asia with attacks, threats
Todd Elliott quoted by The Washington Times, January 31

Jakarta attack: Rapid response restricted death toll, investigators say
Todd Elliott quoted by The Wall Street Journal, January 17

In Jakarta attack, plans meet militants’ limitations
Todd Elliott quoted by Reuters, January 16

2 held in Islamic State-linked attack in Jakarta; 2 civilians, 5 assailants killed
Leigh Dixon quoted by LA Times, January 15

Jakarta attack raises fears of jihad in Asia
Todd Elliott quoted by Voice of America, January 15

Attacks in Indonesia mark expansion for Islamic State
Todd Elliott quoted by The Wall Street Journal, January 15

Islamic State claims deadly Indonesia attacks
Todd Elliott quoted by The Wall Street Journal, January 14

Tsai Ing-wen victory in Taiwan elections would deal fresh rebuke to China
Keith Loveard quoted by The Washington Times, January 14

Daesh, Islam Nusantara and shades of grey
Keith Loveard in New Mandala, January 14

Indonesia turns to China as ethnic Uighurs join would-be jihadis
Todd Elliott quoted by Reuters, January 6

2015

Secret tape, TV hearings and a resignation: A Watergate moment for Indonesia
Keith Loveard quoted by The New York Times, December 17

Freeport Indonesia head says speaker of parliament tried to extort shares
Concord Consulting quoted by Reuters, December 4

Scorecard mixed as Indonesia’s Jokowi ‘drifts’ in first year
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 20

World’s oldest rainforests burn as Indonesia spreads haze
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 2

Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs
Keith Loveard quoted by South China Morning Post, September 15

Is Rizal Ramli the straight shooter – or loose cannon – of Indonesia’s cabinet?
Concord Consulting quoted by South China Morning Post, September 10

Former Aceh separatist fighters feel lure of Islamic State as they struggle to make ends meet
Keith Loveard quoted by Agence France-Presse, August 14

Rebels without a cause: Inside Indonesia’s violent biker gangs
Eduardo Mariz writing for Strategic Review, July-September 2015

Indonesia’s Jokowi builds power with key jobs for Army men
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, June 11

London parent’s chop evaded by Jakarta CEO in tale of two cities
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, June 1

Waiting for Joko: Indonesia’s infrastructure inertia stalls builders
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, May 19

Oil trader shut down in latest Indonesia energy market shake up
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, May 13

‘Wild’ Indonesia police choose deputy in blow for graft fighters
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, April 23

Waiting for Joko: Indonesia’s infrastructure inertia stalls builders
Keith Loveard quoted by Reuters, May 18

Indonesia court rules police chief nominee not a graft suspect
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, February 16

Chaotic aviation sector shows task for Widodo on bureaucracy
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, January 12

Keith Loveard in Economist Intelligence Unit report ‘Open for Business? Investing in Indonesia’s New Era’

2014

Indonesia opposition’s Bakrie wins Golkar Party leadership fight
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, December 3

Bakrie looks set to retain Golkar chairman’s post
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by TODAY, December 2

Bakrie set to win Golkar fight in Widodo setback: Southeast Asia
Shinta Eka Puspasari quoted by Bloomberg, December 1

Making regional autonomy work
Shinta Eka Puspasari writing for Strategic Review, October-December 2014

Indonesia’s Widodo picks old hands for new Cabinet
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 26

Widodo picks Ambassador Marsudi as first female foreign minister
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 26

Scrubbed Islamic State graffiti belies Widodo security task
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 17

Fuel smugglers line up every day to drain Indonesia economy
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, October 13

Guerrilla Indonesian opposition stymies Widodo: Southeast Asia
Glen Gardiner quoted by Bloomberg, October 1

Indonesia ends direct regional elections in democracy test
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, September 26

Indonesia’s decade of direct local elections threatened
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, September 17

Riot survivor ready to become first Chinese Jakarta governor
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, August 6

Lamborghini bikes show Indonesia inequality risk: Southeast Asia
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, April 14

Indonesia starts election campaign with Jakarta governor Joko Widodo favourite to become new president
Keith Loveard quoted by South China Morning Post, March 17

Jakarta governor to run for Indonesia president in July election
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, March 15

Indonesia’s Bakrie vows protectionism for natural resources
Keith Loveard quoted by Bloomberg, March 6

Indonesian terror mastermind vows to continue jihad
Todd Elliott quoted by VOA News, January 22