Governance and the Cycle of Violence in Papua: The Nduga Crisis
The Asia-Pacific Journal – Japan Focus | The Asia-Pacific Journal – Japan Focus | Published : 2019
Indonesia’s last regional conflict remains intractable. We are reminded of this by demonstrations and mass detentions in 2018 around the 1 December anniversary of Papua’s ‘Independence’ Day and the killing a day later of at least 16 construction workers in the central highlands district of Nduga with the military operations that followed. These events will be discussed further in the paper after a brief outline of the conflict in Papua.