Senior Adviser, Asia Program
Crisis Group role:
Sidney Jones and Crisis Group’s South East Asian analysts based in Jakarta prepare analytical reports on the sources of conflict and violence in the region, with a particular focus on Indonesia. She has examined separatist conflicts (Aceh and Papua, Mindanao); communal conflicts (Poso, Moluccas); and ethnic conflict (Kalimantan). Her team has also looked at Islamic radicalism, producing a series of reports on Jemaah Islamiyah and its operations in Indonesia and the Philippines. It also looks at issues of security sector reform and decentralisation in Indonesia. Sidney frequently briefs the media, international organisations, and government representatives on these issues.
Areas of expertise:
Asia Director, Human Rights Watch (1989-2002)
Indonesia-Philippines Researcher, Amnesty International (1985-88)
Program Officer, Ford Foundation (1977-1984)
Publications and media:
Making Money Off Migrants: The Indonesian Exodus to Malaysia, Center for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Frequent interviews with local and international media outlets, including The New York Times, Financial Times, CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, The Jakarta Post, NHK, and The Australian
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