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I'm Erin Cook,  a Jakarta-based journalist by way of Canberra. I cover politics, foreign policy and elections for all sorts of different publications. I am also a weekly columnist for the Diplomat.

I curate the weekly Dari Mulut ke Mulut newsletter which brings together the must-know coverage from across Asean and Timor Leste, which can be subscribed to here. I also produce specialty newsletters for big stories, such as the Malaysian general election.

I am available for all sorts of different projects so please get in touch via the contact page or email me at