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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...

Anomalous Reduction of Pinangki’s Prison Sentence Stirs Controversy

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By Ranessa Nainggolan The decision by a panel of High Court judges to reduce the sentence of former prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari has given rise to...

Indonesia’s growing state enterprises: More information needs to be shared with...

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Imagine that you have just become a shareholder of Indonesia’s largest company with a 35% ownership stake. From the first day, you are flooded...

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?

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...

Trickle-down Economics: Can Jokowi Escape the Lure of This Failed Theory?

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By Ranessa Nainggolan In his first speech to Congress, which took place at the end of April 2021, President Biden of the United States said the trickle-down...

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...

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 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.

By Creating a New Ministry of Investment, Is Jokowi Playing a...

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By Alfin Zulfikar Rizky Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently reorganized his Indonesia Maju Cabinet again. The most notable changes were the merger of the Ministry of...

An Indonesian Political Party Copies Strategy of a Turkish Counterpart

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By Harishmawan Heryadi Keeping in touch is certainly a good thing. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) probably had this in mind when it carried out a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...