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Indonesia Faces a Huawei Quandary As US China Rivalry Keeps Simmering

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...
The Anomalies of the Airframe Manufacturing Industry

The Anomalies of the Airframe Manufacturing Industry

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Boeing took a lot of shortcuts to get its B737 Max certified in record time. The FAA allowed Boeing to hire its own engineers...
The Way Forward Steps Necessary to Preserve Democratic Norms Institutions

The Way Forward: Steps Necessary to Preserve Democratic Norms, Institutions

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Defenders of democracy should work to ensure that elections are not delayed or canceled and that elections planned in 2021 in Malaysia should be...
Climate Change Will Indonesia Be Just a Bystander or a Leader

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

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...
Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast Asia Part III

The Global Context: Beyond the Two Regions, Illiberal Leaders Use the Pandemic to Amass...

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Laws passed and executive actions taken during an emergency remain entrenched long after the emergency has passed. By Joshua Kurlantzick Democratic backsliding is not unique to...
Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast Asia Part 2

Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast Asia (Part 2)

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“People are fearful of the virus and, sometimes desiring strong containment measures, are inclined to initially rally around their leaders…” By Joshua Kurlantzick Although South and...
A Call to Irish Solidarity with Peoples Who Suffer Oppression and Racism

A Call to Irish Solidarity with Peoples Who Suffer Oppression and Racism

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By Lawrence McEvoy In my hometown of Mountmellick in the heart of Ireland, on Wolfe Tone Street, there stands a somber monument to 11 brave...
Can Indonesian Cuisine Spice Up the World Yes If It Gets Enough of a Vital Ingredient

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

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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...
Will Joe Biden Let China Invade Taiwan

Will China Invade Taiwan Any Time Soon? And Will Joe Biden just allow that...

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By Regina Marthalia The People’s Republic of China has been threatening to invade Taiwan for seven decades now. Today the fear is growing among analysts,...
Democracy Is Rule by Majority Otherwise Inequality Prevails

Democracy Is Rule by Majority Otherwise Inequality Prevails

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By Zakiah Nuril Zafirah In the United States presidential election of 2020, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. came out as winner, having gained some 81.2 million...
A Day in the Life of an Ordinary Indonesian Diplomat

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...
China Must Comply with Int’l Law And Respect Rights of Other Nations

China Must Comply with Int’l Law And Respect Rights of Other Nations

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By Antonio T. Carpio The July 12, 2016 landmark Arbitral Award in the South China Sea Arbitration between the Philippines and China that invalidated China’s...
The China-India Border Dispute Can Give ASEAN Leverage In the South China Sea

The China-India Border Dispute Can Give ASEAN Leverage In the South China Sea

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By Zikri Basir China is going through a tricky and challenging period. Last year China was already in the midst of what observers regard as...
Humankind Needs A New International Order In A Post-Covid-19 Pandemic World

Humankind Needs A New International Order In A Post-Covid-19 Pandemic World

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By Wiryono Sastrohandoyo. The liberal international order was established soon after World War II under the leadership of the United States, with most of the...

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