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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...

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...

Indonesia Faces a Huawei Quandary As US-China Rivalry Keeps Simmering

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By Muhammad Jasuma Fadholi The dynamics of the relationship between the two world powers, the United States and China, in the months ahead will be...

McDonald’s BTS Meal Signals US and South Korean Soft Power

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By Alfin Zulfikar Rizky  “Yeah, we're here for the BTS Meal.” – RM, a member of BTS Who does not know the boy band from South Korea called Bangtan...

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...

Garuda Indonesia, Erick and Suharto’s Legacy

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Garuda Indonesia is on the brink of collapse. Although many blame Erick Thohir, its legacy goes back to then Suharto's rule.

Is Palestine Not Indonesia’s Business? It Depends on Jokowi’s Kind of...

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Former Head of BIN, Hendropriyono, said that Palestine is not Indonesia's business. But, it all depends on Jokowi's kind of realism.

Could Puan be Indonesia’s Second Female President?

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By Harishmawan Heryadi Although it is relatively early, it seems that many people have started thinking about the presidential candidate market for the 2024 presidential...

In Governance the “Noble Lie” May Help Preserve Social Harmony Among...

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By Musfi Romdoni "The truth sounds good in theory, especially if it's truth with which we agree or that positions us in a favorable light. It's...

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...

Why Indonesia is so bad at lawmaking

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(Originally published in The Economist) To mark the start of Ramadan, Sharp Indonesia, an offshoot of a Japanese electronics giant, hosted a press conference to...

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...

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...

Will Indonesia Ever Have a Late Show Host Like Jimmy Kimmel...

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Indonesians are timid about making political jokes. Will Indonesia ever have a late show host like Jimmy Kimmel or Stephen Colbert in the US?

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto Urged to Pay More Attention to Global...

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By Noto Suoneto and Ananta Evander Since Prabowo Subianto was appointed Indonesia’s Defense Minister in October 2019, shortly after his defeat in that year’s presidential election, he has...

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