Indonesia's recent ban on mineral ore exports aims to force foreign companies to start processing in the country.
Commuters in this congested megacity are anticipating the city's first subway system, which finally broke ground after 24 years of planning.
Allegations have surfaced that the US used allies' embassies in Asia to spy on other countries, prompting fresh fury from leaders and apologetic words from Secretary of State John Kerry.
What's changed in Indonesia over the four years that our correspondent has been there?
Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels this week because of illegal forest clearing in Indonesia, prompting Singapore to urge Indonesia to do something to end the haze.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received a religious tolerance award last night, infuriating critics who say he has failed to stop a wave of attacks on religious minorities.
Indonesia has reformed its clothing industry since the sweatshop-plagued 1990s, and may offer a model for Bangladesh to improving labor standards while also remaining competitive.
Christians and Muslims in Ambon, Indonesia, have relearned how to live together after a 1999 - 2002 war killed 5,000 people and displaced half a million.
Indonesia has set itself up nicely for fair presidential elections next year, but corruption and party oligarchs threaten the its future.
Fueled by a fringe brand of Islam, the Boston bombers may have been motivated by the same desire that drove bombers in Indonesia a decade ago to go down in history as vigilantes.
Heavy metal band Jamrud and a major Indonesian Islamist party throw a gig together. That's one of the smallest changes in Indonesian politics.
The murder of four inmates by Kopassus members has put pressure on Indonesian authorities to end the unit's impunity.
In Indonesia, a brawl between Muslim and Buddhist detainees from Myanmar left eight dead today. Both sides are caught in a painful cycle of events.
Buru Island, once used by Soeharto's New Order regime to house political prisoners, has been swept with gold fever.