Missbach, Antje: Troubled Transit: Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia, ISEAS, Singapore, 2015.

Missbach, Antje and Jemma Purdey (eds.): Linking people: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2015.

Missbach, Antje: Politik jarak jauh diaspora Aceh: Suatu Gambaran tentang Konflik Separatis di Indonesia, [translation of Politics and Conflict in Indonesia],Ombak, Yogyakarta, 2012.

Missbach, Antje: Politics and Conflict in Indonesia: The Role of the Acehnese Diaspora, Routledge, New York, 2011.

Streifeneder, Eva and Antje Missbach (eds.): Indonesia – the presence of the past: A festschrift in honour of Ingrid Wessel, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2007

Missbach, Antje: Freiheitskämpfer oder Geschäftemacher? Der bewaffnete Kampf der Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM) unter Berücksichtigung klassischer und neuer Guerillatheorien,[Freedom fighters or businessmen? The armed struggle of GAM with special consideration to classical and contemporary guerrilla theories], Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2005.

Book chapters:

Missbach, Antje: “Big fears about small boats: How asylum seekers keep upsetting the Indonesia-Australia relationship”, in: Lindsey, Tim and Dave McRae (eds): Strangers Next Door? Australia and Indonesia in the Asian CenturyBloomsbury Publishing, Melbourne, 2018.

Stange, Gunnar and Antje Missbach: “The Aceh Peace process: the wheelings and dealings behind closed doors”, in Fionna, Ulla, Siwage Dharma Negara and Deasy Simandjuntak (eds):  Aspirations with Limitations: Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, ISEAS, Singapore, 2018: 231-254.

Missbach, Antje and Danau Tanu: “Unaccompanied young asylum seekers stuck in transit in Indonesia: intimate relationships, exploitation and resilience”, in Ensor, Marisa and Elzbieta Gozdiak (eds): Children and forced migration: durable solutions during transient years, Palgrave McMillan, 2017: 303-324.

Missbach, Antje: “Detaining asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia”, in: Rich Furman, Alissa Ackerman and Douglas Epps (eds.): Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues, Oxford University Press, 2016: 91-104.

Missbach, Antje:”‘That is Jakarta’s project’: views from the Acehnese diaspora on Shari’a, self-determination and political conspiracy”, in: Feener, Michael, Kloos, David and Annemarie Samuels (eds.): Islam in contemporary Aceh: reconfigurations of ritual, doctrine, and community, Brill, 2016: 212-41.

Purdey, Jemma and Antje Missbach: “Indonesian-Australian relations: how to stop the roller coaster?”, in Missbach, Antje and Jemma Purdey (eds.): Linking people: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2015: 3-25.

Purdey, Jemma and Antje Missbach: “The fate of Australia’s Bali 9 duo”, in Missbach, Antje and Jemma Purdey (eds.): Linking people: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2015: 291-294.

Missbach, Antje: Australian extradition requests for people smugglers from Indonesia: few successes, many difficulties, in Missbach, Antje and Jemma Purdey (eds.): Linking people: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2015: 271-292.

Missbach, Antje: “Kein Fels in der Brandung: Indonesiens mangelnder Schutz für Flüchtlinge”, [Indonesia’s insufficient protection for refugees], in Stange, Gunnar; Kristina Großmann und Rolf Jordan (Hg.): Indonesien-Handbuch, Horlemann, Berlin,2015: 169-174.

Missbach, Antje:”Indonesia’s treatment of transit migrants: everyday life realities between human rights protection and criminalisation”, in: Pietsch, Juliet and Marshall Clark (eds.):Migration Flows and Regional Integration in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia, Amsterdam University Press, 2015: 115-135.

Missbach, Antje and Frieda Sinanu: “People smuggling in Indonesia: dependency, exploitation and other vulnerabilities”, in: Sallie Yea and Pattana Kitiarsa (eds.): Human trafficking in Asia: forcing issues, Contemporary Asia Series, Routledge, New York, 2014: 164-182.

Missbach, Antje:”Stuck in limbo: transit migration in Indonesia”, in: Heise, Matthias, Kathrin Rucktäschel (eds.): Indonesia’s search for democracy: political, economic, and social developments, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2013: 259-276.

Missbach, Antje: “The Aceh-War (1873-1913) and the role of C. Snouck Hurgronje”, in: Graf, Arndt; Susanne Schröter and Edwin Wieringa (eds.): Aceh: history, politics and culture, ISEAS, Singapore, 2010: 39-62.

Missbach, Antje: “Managing Heterogeneity within a ‘Transnational Community of Co-Responsibility’. Exploratory Snapshots of Acehnese Diasporic Life Experiences in Sydney”in: Streifeneder, Eva and Antje Missbach (eds.): Indonesia – the presence of the past: A festschrift in honour of Ingrid Wessel, Regiospectra, Berlin, 2007: 341-360.

Missbach, Antje: “Aceh’s guerrilla”, in: Wessel, Ingrid (ed.): Democratisation in Indonesia after the fall of Suharto, Logos-Verlag, Berlin, 2005: 159-184.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

Missbach, Antje: “Accommodating Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Indonesia: From Immigration Detention to Containment in ‘Alternatives to Detention’”, Refuge, 33, 2, 2017: 32-44.

Palmer, Wayne and Antje Missbach: “Trafficking within migrant smuggling operations: Are underage transporters ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’”?, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 26, 3, 2017: 287–307.

Phillips, Melissa and Antje Missbach: “The economics of transit: conditions for migrants and refugees in Indonesia and Libya”, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, 3, 2/3, 2017: 139-157.

Missbach, Antje: “People Smuggling in Indonesia: Complexities, (Mis)conceptions and Their Consequences for Sentencing”, Australian Journal of Asian Law, 17, 2, 2016: 1-25.

Missbach, Antje: “Perilous waters: people smuggling, fishermen and (hyper-)precarious livelihoods on Rote Island, Eastern Indonesia” Pacific Affairs, 89, 4, 2016: 27-44.

McNevin, Anne, Missbach, Antje and Deddy Mulyana: “The Rationalities of Migration Management: control and subversion in an Indonesia-based counter-smuggling campaign”, International Political Sociology, 10, 3, 2016: 223-240.

Missbach, Antje: “Making a ‘career’ in people-smuggling in Indonesia: protracted transit, restricted mobility and asylum-seekers’ need for protection”, Sojourn, 30, 2, 2015: 423-454.

Missbach, Antje and Melissa Phillips: “Die Ökonomie des ausbeuterischen Transits Lebensbedingungen von Migrant*innen und Asylsuchenden in Indonesien und Libyen [The economics of exploitative transit: conditions for migrants and refugees in Indonesia and Libya], Peripherie, 35, 138/139, 2015: 170-192.

Missbach, Antje: “The extradition of people smugglers from Indonesia to Australia: political and legal challenges”, Australian Journal of Asian Law, 15, 2, 2014: 1-23.

Missbach, Antje: “Doors and fences: controlling Indonesia’s porous borders and policing asylum seekers”, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35, 2014: 228-244.

Missbach, Antje: “Waiting on the islands of ‘stuckedness’: Managing asylum seekers in island detention camps in Indonesia: late 1970s to the early 2000s”, ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 6, 2, 2013: 281-306.

Missbach, Antje and Melissa Crouch: “The criminalisation of people smuggling: legal insights from Indonesia, Australian Journal of Asian Law 14, 2, 2013: 1­19.

Missbach, Antje: “The waxing and waning of the Acehnese diaspora’s long distance politics”, Modern Asian Studies, 47, 3, 2013: 1055-1082.

Missbach, Antje: “Asylum seekers in Indonesia: Don’t come, don’t stay, don’t go”, The Indonesian Quarterly, 40, 3, 2012: 290-307.

Missbach, Antje and Frieda Sinanu: “‘The scum of the earth’? Foreign people smugglers and their local counterparts in Indonesia”, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 30, 4, 2011: 57-87.

Missbach, Antje: “Ransacking the field? Collaboration and competition between local and Western scholars doing research in post-conflict Aceh”, Critical Asian Studies, 43, 3, 2011: 373-398.

Missbach, Antje: “The Acehnese diaspora after the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding: return challenges and diasporic post-conflict transformations”, Asian Ethnicity, 12, 2, 2011: 179-201.

Missbach, Antje: “The merits of not returning: the search by Acehnese in the diaspora for political participation in post-conflict times”, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA), 4, 1, 2010: 111-42.

Missbach, Antje: “The Acehnese diaspora: hawks and doves? Conflict-support, peace-finding and political opportunity structures”, Journal of Human Security, 5, 3, 2009: 22-43.

Policy papers

Missbach, Antje: Sentencing People-smuggling Offenders in Indonesia, Policy Paper 12, Centre for Indonesian Law and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, 2016.

Academics for Refugees Policy Paper: A Just and Humane Approach for Refugees, Policy Paper, University of Melbourne, 12 August 2016.

Op eds:

Adiputera, Yunizar, Antje Missbach and Atin Prabandari: “Indonesian cities and regencies may be asked to shelter refugees – will they comply?”, The Conversation, 7 September 2017,, and also the Indonesian translation: “Kota dan kabupaten mungkin diminta menampung pengungsi—maukah mereka?”,, reposted English version 13 September 2017,

Missbach, Antje: “Schlag auf Schlag” [Religious extremism in Indonesia], Jungle World, 15 June 2017,

Brown, Tom and Antje Missbach: “Refugee detention in Indonesia”, The Interpreter, 12 May 2017,

Missbach, Antje: “Australier zuerst”, Jungle World, 10 May 2017,

McNevin, Anne, Antje Missbach, Damir Mitric, Klaus Neumann and Savitri Taylor: “For a rights-based response to asylum seekers”, The Monthly, 28 April 2017

Missbach, Antje: “Politik der Identität”, Jungle World, 12 April 2017,

Missbach, Antje and Nikolas Feith Tan: “No durable solutions”, Inside Indonesia, 13 March 2017,

Missbach, Antje: “De-demonising ‘people smuggling’ between Indonesia and Australia”, Newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies, March 2017,

Missbach, Antje: “Grenzregime II: Endstation Transit – Asylsuchende und Flüchtlinge stecken in Indonesien fest”, iz3w – Zeitschrift zwischen Nord und Süd | Ausgabe 357, (November/Dezember 2016)

Missbach, Antje: “A tough choice: the criminalization of Indonesian fishermen, Asia Pacific Memo, 30 November 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Insel des Grauens“, Jungle World, 18. August 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Rohingya Refugees in Aceh, Indonesia: Hostile Hospitality”, Middle East-Asia Project (MAP), 2. Juni 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Precarious livelihoods in eastern Indonesia: of fishermen and people smugglers”, 6 April 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Human smugglers roundtable: Antje Missbach”, 26 March 2016,

Brown, Tom and Antje Missbach: “The boats may have ‘stopped’, but more refugees are stuck in limbo in Indonesia”, The Conversation, 22 March 2016, and republished

Missbach, Antje and Nik Feith Tan: “Asylum in Indonesia: Can temporary refuge become permanent protection?“, Inside Indonesia, 14. März 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “The Rohingya in Aceh: displaced, exploited and nearly forgotten”, Indonesia at Melbourne, 14. März 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Angriff in der Hauptstadt”, Jungle World, 21. Januar 2016,

Missbach, Antje: “Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis”, The Diplomat, 19 August 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Boat people 2015”, konkret, July 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Schutz statt Almosen!”, ZAG  antirassistische zeitschrift, July 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “The Rohingya in Aceh: solidarity and indifference”, Indonesia at Melbourne, June 30, 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Abwehr mit allen Mitteln” [Defending borders with all means], Jungle World, 25 June 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Stopping the boats: in search of a regional ‘solution'”, Asian Currents, 21 May 2015,; republished at East Asia Forum (3 June 2015) and The Establishment Post (13 June 2015).

Missbach, Antje and Anne McNevin: “Out of sight, out of mind”, 14 April 2015.

Missbach, Antje: “Präsident ohne Gnade” [President without mercy], Jungle World, 5 March 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Drowning not waving”, Inside Indonesia, 6 February 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Update: on death row”, 29 January 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “Unaccompanied children seeking asylum face uncertainty and risk of exploitation”, The Conversation, 6 January 2015,

Missbach, Antje: “More unpleasant surprises”, Asylum Inside, 4 December 2014,

Missbach, Antje and Anne McNevin:  “What’s God got to do with it?”, New Mandala, 6 November 2014, and republished in The Malaysian Insider, 6 November 2014,

Missbach, Antje and Anne McNevin: “Our boats, our people, our knowledge”, Inside Story, 5 November 2014,

Antje Missbach: “Schlimmer geht immer: Asylpolitik unter Abbott” [Getting worse: Australia’s asylum policies under Abbott], ZAG – antirassistische zeitschrift, 67, November 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Jokowi am Ruder” [Jokowi to the fore], Jungle World, 31. Oktober 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Vom Arzt verstümmelt: Der Kampf gegen weibliche Genitalverstümmelung in Indonesien”, [Fighting female genital mutilation in Indonesia], Jungle World, 21. August 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Ein Sieger zuviel”, [One winner too many], Jungle World, 17 July 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Der General holt auf: Präsidentenwahl in Indonesia”, [The general is catching up: presidential elections in Indonesia], Jungle World, 3 July 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Festung Australien”, [Fortress Australia][, Jungle World, 10 April 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “From Darfur to Cipayung: refugees are left stranded”,, 7 April 2014. Republished:, 8 April 2014.

Antje Missbach: “Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia”, The Jakarta Post, 4 April 2014,

Missbach, Antje: “Refugees Lost In Transit In Indonesia”,, 4 April 2014.

Missbach, Antje: “Asylum seekers stuck in transit: do we protect borders or people?”,, 2 April 2014.

Missbach, Antje: “Indonesia never controlled the flow of boats anyway”, The DRUM, 29 November 2013,

Missbach, Antje: “How effective are Indonesia’s efforts to stop asylum seekers?”, The Interpreter, 26 November 2013,

Missbach, Antje: “Indonesia-Australia relations sour over asylum seeker boats”, Asylum Insight, 22 December 2013,

Missbach, Antje: “Australien macht Druck” [Australia exerts pressure] Hinterland, February 2014: 29-33,

Missbach, Antje: “Prosecuting people smugglers in Indonesia”, The Conversation, 18 September 2013,

Missbach, Antje: “People smuggling trials in RI”, The Jakarta Post, 28 May 2013.

Missbach, Antjeand Frieda Sinanu: “Life and death in detention”, Inside Indonesia, 113, July-September 2013,

Sinanu, Frieda and Antje Missbach: “Staying stuck: asylum seekers from the Middle East and troubled parts of Asia can languish for years in difficult circumstances in Indonesia”, Inside Indonesia, 17 November 2012,