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The Emperor Has No Clothes Are We the April Fools

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Are We the April Fools?

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On Friday 31st January 2020, 'The Times' newspaper ran a story about UK health officials scrambling to trace people who had come into contact...
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US Vice President trip to Asia explained

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In November, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Asia, in the place of President Trump, for the East Asia Summit and ASEAN summit...
Crowdsourcing Terror In Indonesia

Crowdsourcing Terror in Indonesia

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(Originally published in East Asia Forum) In the wake of high-profile terrorist activities in Indonesia, social media’s role in violent extremism is once again under scrutiny....
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...
Presiden Joko Widodo menyampaikan pidatonya dalam pembukaan Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) IX di Nusa Dua, Kamis (8/12).

The State of Global Democracy Today is Even Worse Than It Looks

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It has become accepted, among most experts on democracy, and among policymakers, that democracy worldwide is in increasing peril. This year’s Freedom in the...
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...
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...
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Democratic Transitions and the Might of the State

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It has been almost two months since the 14th general elections that saw a change of government in Malaysia. The Pakatan Harapan coalition swept...
Indonesia’s Election What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, appears to have handily won a second term and a parliamentary majority for his coalition in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

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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...