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White Men Can’t Trump

White Men Can’t Trump

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Michael Moore is an American documentarian and author. He had some limited success back in the 80’s and 90’s, and now he’s an odious...
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...
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...
Improving US-Indonesia Relations

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...
The Red Wave

The Red Wave

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The upcoming US Midterms on 6th November 2018 are the most important and critical in living memory. At first glance what is at stake...
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...
Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil Demand

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

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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...
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,...
Indonesia’s chance to advocate maritime security issues on the 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...
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.
A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

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2018 was a brutal year, in many ways, for civil society activists, rights advocates, and democratic politicians throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia’s government transformed from...
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto Urged to Pay More Attention to Global and Regional Security Issues

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto Urged to Pay More Attention to Global and Regional Security...

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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...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha at Government House in Bangkok

Thailand’s Press Warms to Chinese State Media

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In a country ruled for much of the 2010s by a repressive military junta, and where information about powerful actors can be dangerous to...
Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

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...
What Do the Australian Elections Mean for Canberra’s Policies Toward Indonesia and the Rest of Southeast Asia

What Do the Australian Elections Mean for Canberra’s Policies Toward Indonesia and the Rest...

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In elections last month, Australia’s Liberal-National coalition won a surprising victory, defying pollsters who had almost uniformly predicted that the Australian Labor Party would triumph. The...

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The Myanmar Coup Is a Naked Grab For Power, but the...

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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...