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Climate Change: Will Indonesia Be Just a Bystander or a Leader?

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By Dino Patti Djalal In the midst of the Covid-19 storm that continues to engulf the world, we must be careful not to lose sight...

How Much Is the Dollar Value of a Human Life?

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346 people died in two Boeing 737 Max plane crashes, one in Ethiopia and the other in Indonesia. Their families got a total of...

Is Indonesia, like the US and China, Imbued with Exceptionalism?

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By Alfin Zulfikar Rizky “Exceptionalism” has been a frequently recurring word in the realm of international politics for a long time. In its most familiar...

Can Indonesian Cuisine Spice Up the World? Yes, If It Gets...

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By Ignatius Puguh Priambodo One late night in Antwerp, Belgium recently Maryna Mai worked in her kitchen until morning. She had just come home from...

A Day in the Life of an Ordinary Indonesian Diplomat

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By Ricky Ihsan As a diplomat, I am in many ways no different from other civil servants. Because I am a Muslim, I wake up...

COVID-19: Freedoms under Assault

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I read an article printed in the Jakarta Post: "Politics of pandemics. How online ‘buzzers’ infect Indonesia’s democracy, jeopardize its citizens". The article basically takes the...

Jokowi’s Challenges in Continuing Developmental State Capitalism

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Indonesian state-owned enterprises (SOEs) grew rapidly under the first Joko Widodo (Jokowi) government. SOEs’ assets increased from Rp 4,578 trillion (equivalent to 43.3 per...

What Do the Australian Elections Mean for Canberra’s Policies Toward Indonesia...

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In elections last month, Australia’s Liberal-National coalition won a surprising victory, defying pollsters who had almost uniformly predicted that the Australian Labor Party would triumph. The...

Indonesia After Jokowi’s Victory

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With the final results out of the Indonesian presidential elections, incumbent President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, has won a sizable victory over challenger Prabowo...

Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, appears to have handily won a second term and a parliamentary majority for his coalition in...

The State of Global Democracy Today is Even Worse Than It...

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It has become accepted, among most experts on democracy, and among policymakers, that democracy worldwide is in increasing peril. This year’s Freedom in the...

U.S.-Indonesia Relations after the Indonesian Elections

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The Trump administration has not, to this point, focused significantly on Indonesia. The White House has outlined its strategy for the Asia-Pacific, the “Free...

Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

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The Australian-Indonesian free trade agreement is set to be big business. With a finalised report not expected until October at the latest, the details...

Improving US-Indonesia Relations

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The Donald J. Trump administration has pursued a foreign policy toward Southeast Asia that has simultaneously courted and alienated countries in the region. The...

Could seaweed solve Indonesia’s plastic crisis?

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(Originally published in The Guardian) Indonesia produces more marine plastic pollution than any other country except China. It is the world’s biggest archipelago also its...

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