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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...
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.
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Medan Wise

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English Premier League soccer legend Dennis Wise visited Medan recently and I was fortunate enough to host him during his stay. For those of you...
COVID-19 Freedoms under Assault

COVID-19: Freedoms under Assault

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I read an article printed in the Jakarta Post: "Politics of pandemics. How online ‘buzzers’ infect Indonesia’s democracy, jeopardize its citizens". The article basically takes the...
China and Coronavirus From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

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Beijing’s initial response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China earlier this year was atrocious. First, China botches… The confusion and lack of information led...
Petugas otoritas kesehatan memeriksa suhu tubuh seorang penumpang kapal dari Malaysia menggunakan termometer non kontak di Pelabuhan Internasional PT Pelindo I Dumai di Dumai, Riau, Minggu (23/2/2020).

Enough! Of this Nonsense

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I have been speaking with many friends around Indonesia and asking them how the situation is in their city, their district, in their kampungs. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
China’s Approach to Global Governances Risks a Global Governance Divide

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR);...

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For more than two millennia, Chinese leaders saw their country as one of the dominant actors in the world. The concept of zhongguo—the Middle Kingdom,...
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:...
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Italy

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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I was disturbed from writing this evening, by loud whooping sounds and very loud clapping. I asked a relative; “what is this all about?’. Apparently,...
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?

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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...