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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...

Indonesia’s crackdown on LBGT rights is fueling an HIV epidemic, Human...

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(Originally published in Time) A new report by Human Rights Watch has found that persecution against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Indonesia - the...

Indonesia local elections sound warning for Widodo

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(Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review) Unofficial results from Indonesia’s regional elections hint at declining support for President Joko Widodo, raising the prospect that he may...

Crowdsourcing Terror in Indonesia

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(Originally published in East Asia Forum) In the wake of high-profile terrorist activities in Indonesia, social media’s role in violent extremism is once again under scrutiny....

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...

Will Indonesia bring Rohingya to Security Council?

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(Original piece published in Jakarta Post) Observers and critics are hoping for Indonesia to maximize its position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council...

Indonesia’s chance to advocate maritime security issues on the security council

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(Original piece published in The Diplomat) Indonesia won its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) by 144 votes from...

Economic Pledges and Performance: Tracking Jokowi’s promises

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I have the firmest convictions that that confidence cannot be secured by any other course than that of a frank and explicit declaration of...

Indonesia’s “Third Generation” Terrorists: Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Networks and Mindanao

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As Indonesia continues introspection on the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) bombings in Surabaya, it must not lose sight of the regional context in which...

Indonesia assumes leadership in the pursuit of the Indo-Pacific dream

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When a person having a meal bites off more than he can chew and swallows it, the upshot can be a bad case of...

Indonesia’s fuel price controls: Fueling concerns

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One of the Jokowi administration’s major reform policies was the discontinuation of budget transfers to subsidise RON (Research Octane Number) 88 fuel consumption in 2015. Previously,...

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...

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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...