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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...

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?

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.

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...

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...

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...

Indonesia Is Enjoying a Start-up Bubble; That Bubble Could Burst Anytime...

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By Harishmawan Heryadi In recent times, young Indonesians have found a new aspiration apart from becoming a content creator, and that is to become a founder of or...

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...

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...

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’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...

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...

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...

Jokowi Administration Designates Papuan Group a Terrorist Organization

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Jokowi administration designates the West Papua Liberation group as a terrorist organization. Is there any strategic reason behind it?

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...

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Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil...

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By Dupito D. Simamora As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the palm oil industry, together with other commodity-producing industries, is experiencing a pleasant...