at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

IPAC: The Papuan Pro-Independence Movement


IPAC-08-24-15

The Current Status of the Papuan Pro-Independence Movement, the latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the aims, capacity, leadership and activities of both the armed units of the Free Papua Organisation (Organisasi Papua Merdeka, OPM) and the various political groupings supporting independence in Papua and abroad. It notes that while President Jokowi has made Papua a particular focus of his administration, policies aimed at improving welfare, while welcome on their own terms, will not necessarily dampen pro-independence sentiment.

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