ItemFront Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)(Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10) ItemTable of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)(Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10) ItemReview of The Archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Local Institutions in Batavia (Jakarta)Van Niel, Robert (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10) ItemReview of Being “Dutch” in the Indies: A History of Creolisation and Empire, 1500–1920 and De Geschiedenis van Indische Nederlandersvan der Veur, Paul W. (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10) ItemInstrumentalizing Pressures, Reinventing Mission: Indonesian Navy Battles for Turf in the Age of ReformasiHonna, Jun (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10)Scholarship about the Indonesian military has examined the development of military reforms aimed at democratizing civil-military relations, but the discourse almost exclusively focuses on the role of the army. While this focus is understandable, given the institutional importance of the army, reform pressures have also affected the navy and air force. Honna examines how the navy has adapted to conditions following the collapse of Suharto’s New Order regime. The essay clarifies how the navy attempts to mobilize international pressures, global norms, and regional standards, and transform them into a breakthrough strategy to protect its vested institutional interests. ItemContesting Power in Indonesia’s Resource-Rich Regions in the Era of Decentralization: New Strategy for Central Control over the RegionsMorishita, Akiko (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10)This essay discusses the different patterns of national–local relationships and the contours of local politics that distinguish mineral-rich East Kalimantan from forested Central Kalimantan in the era of decentralization. To make this comparison, the author factors in the relative profitability of natural resources in these regions and the structures of their resource-related industries, recognizing these as key elements that influence the contrasting politics of the respective provinces. The essay argues that national elites have exercised strong influence over mineral-rich regions because of the importance of mineral resources—especially oil and natural gas—for the state economy, while these same elites have essentially left control over forested regions to local power holders because of the relative insignificance of forest resources in the public sector and the Jakarta-based timber companies’ reliance on local subcontractors. ItemReview of Bali; An Open Fortress 1995–2005: Regional Autonomy, Electoral Democracy and Entrenched IdentitiesPedersen, Lene (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10) ItemGraffiti in the Toilet, introduced and translated by Benedict R. O'G. AndersonKurniawan, Eka (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2008-10)A darkly comic short story that captures the atmosphere of Indonesian student life in the early part of the twenty-first century, when the civil–political promises of Reformasi were being extinguished by widespread corruption, mediocrity, and national inertia. Eka Kurniawan is author of the novels Cantik itu ... Luka (Beauty is ... a Wound, 2002) and Lelaki Harimau (Man-Tiger, 2004), as well as the short-story collections Cinta Tak Ada Mati (No Death for Love) and Gelak Sedih dan Cerita-cerita Lainnya (Sad Laughter and Other Tales).