Tenggara Backgrounder is a weekly briefing service combining insights and analysis by experts from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, as well as background information from The Jakarta Post journalists. Tenggara Backgrounder provides you exclusive insights into what’s happening behind the scenes along with insider scoops that are not published in the media.

Prabowo’s political map

Tenggara Backgrounder Aug 03

With his coalition still shaky, presumptive nominee Prabowo Subianto’s political map is as yet unfinished. His meetings on Monday, July 30, with Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and Prosperous


Vice-presidential showdown: Two weeks to go

Tenggara Backgrounder July 27

As the deadline for the registration of presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the 2019 election approaches, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his potential contender Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto have yet to name their respective running mates. But the landscape could change as PAN, PKS and Democratic Party are likely to leave Gerindra alone.


Predicting Prabowo’s political ploy

Tenggara Backgrounder July 20

Incumbent President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s political maneuvering has beendiscussed exhaustively ahead of the 2019 presidential election. Predicting the potential strategies of Prabowo Subianto, a former lieutenant general and losing candidate in the last two elections, is of equal importance. Like Jokowi, Prabowo remains utterly silent about his choice of running mate.


Who will Jokowi choose?

Tenggara Backgrounder July 13

As the deadline for the registration of presidential and vice-presidential candidates contesting the 2019 election approaches, it remains unclear who President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will choose for his running mate.