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

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...
Is Palestine Not Indonesia Business It Depends on Jokowi Kind of Realism

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

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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.
Ride the Dragon or Fly with the Eagle This Is the Dilemma Facing Indonesia

Ride the Dragon or Fly with the Eagle? This Is the Dilemma Facing Indonesia

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By Krisantus Tobias "When I was growing up, my parents told me: 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters:...
The Two-state Solution to the Conflict Between Israel and Palestine Is Dead

The Two-state Solution to the Conflict Between Israel and Palestine Is Dead

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By Giftson Ramos Daniel The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has witnessed clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians. The conflict was triggered by a decision by...
Jokowi Administration Designates Papuan Group a Terrorist Organization

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?
Indonesia and the UAE Draw Closer Together Is There a Strategy to This

Indonesia and the UAE Draw Closer Together. Is There a Strategy to This?

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Indonesia, under Jokowi presidency, and the UAE, under the Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed (MBZ), have been drawing closer together.
Indonesia Is Not India but the Virus Sees No Difference between the Two

Indonesia Is Not India but the Virus Sees No Difference between the Two

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By Ranessa Nainggolan The Covid-19 global pandemic has been with us for more than a year. Now the mutated version of the Coronavirus has spread in...
The U.K. Seeks Dialogue Partnership With ASEAN Pursues Global Agenda

The U.K. Seeks Dialogue Partnership With ASEAN, Pursues Global Agenda

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By Noto Suoneto and Frederik Wrist In mid-April 2021, U.K. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visited Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam in order to forge closer trade and security ties with the...
Can McCarthyism Make a Comeback Under Joe Biden's Presidency

Can McCarthyism Make a Comeback Under Joe Biden’s Presidency?

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By Krisantus Tobias After taking over from Donald Trump, Joe Biden is slowly but surely trying to restore the global image of the United States (US). Uncle...
Women Leaders in the Covid-19 Pandemic What Is the Secret to Their Effectiveness

Women Leaders in the Covid-19 Pandemic: What Is the Secret to Their Effectiveness?

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By Bernie Quimpo Do women really make more effective leaders in a global crisis such as a Covid-19 pandemic? The belief that they do has...
Young People Everywhere Need to Know Trumpism is the Antithesis of Leadership

Young People Everywhere Need to Know Trumpism is the Antithesis of Leadership

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By Fred Utanes  I would like to voice my condemnation of the worst ideology that the world has known, which emerged more than five years...
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...

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By Rizal G. Buendia Similar to practically all Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar (also known as Burma) experienced decades of authoritarian or semi-authoritarian rule as well...