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A Poison Pill for Covid-19 Hysteria

A Poison Pill for Covid-19 Hysteria

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For those of us who possess a functioning brain; and the more I watch the hysteria and the utter falsehoods and lies perpetuated by...
Let’s not lose sight of true victory

Let’s not lose sight of true victory

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The momentous events of 9 May 2018 will be etched in the annals of history as one of those “where were you when 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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Indonesia’s crackdown on LBGT rights is fueling an HIV epidemic, Human Rights group warns

Indonesia’s crackdown on LBGT rights is fueling an HIV epidemic, Human Rights group warns

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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...
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...
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 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...
China’s State Media Outlets The White House Cracks Down, But How Much of a Threat Are They

China’s State Media Outlets: The White House Cracks Down, But How Much of a...

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In recent weeks, the Trump administration has taken increasingly tough measures against Chinese state media outlets operating in the United States. The White House...
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...

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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...