The Impact of the U.S. Midterms Election on U.S.-Indonesia Relations

The Impact of the U.S. Midterms Election on U.S.-Indonesia Relations

In the U.S. midterm elections this week, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. lower house of Congress, for the first...

Indonesia’s growing state enterprises: More information needs to be shared with shareholders

Imagine that you have just become a shareholder of Indonesia’s largest company with a 35% ownership stake. From the first day, you are flooded...

Indonesia’s fuel price controls: Fueling concerns

One of the Jokowi administration’s major reform policies was the discontinuation of budget transfers to subsidise RON (Research Octane Number) 88 fuel consumption in...

Najib, Malaysia’s Next Steps in Fighting Corruption, and Lessons for Indonesia

Last week, the Malaysian government arrested former prime minister Najib Tun Razak on charges of corruption and criminal breaches of trust, in allegations related...
Tracking Jokowi's promises

Economic Pledges and Performance: Tracking Jokowi’s promises

I have the firmest convictions that that confidence cannot be secured by any other course than that of a frank and explicit declaration of...

Why Indonesia is so bad at lawmaking

(Originally published in The Economist) To mark the start of Ramadan, Sharp Indonesia, an offshoot of a Japanese electronics giant, hosted a press conference to...
Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

Big Questions in Australia-Indonesia Relations

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...

Democratic Transitions and the Might of the State

It has been almost two months since the 14th general elections that saw a change of government in Malaysia. The Pakatan Harapan coalition swept...

A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

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...

The Red Wave

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 State of Global Democracy Today is Even Worse Than It Looks

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...

Indonesia’s “Third Generation” Terrorists: Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Networks and Mindanao

As Indonesia continues introspection on the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) bombings in Surabaya, it must not lose sight of the regional context in which...
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Moving beyond GE14: Disruption is what Malaysia needs

As Malaysia inches ever closer to its 14th general elections, many commentators view the emergence of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Tun Dr....

Thailand’s Election: What to Know

After nearly five years under a junta, Thailand will hold national elections on March 24. They could be a turning point for a country...
Indo-Pacific dream

Indonesia assumes leadership in the pursuit of the Indo-Pacific dream

When a person having a meal bites off more than he can chew and swallows it, the upshot can be a bad case of...

Berita Terkini

State Capitalism, Jokowi Tiru Tiongkok?

State Capitalism, Jokowi Tiru Tiongkok?

Mengulang janji politik lima tahun lalu, Presiden Jokowi kembali menargetkan pertumbuhan ekonomi sebesar 7...
Skuter Anies di Jakarta, Politis ?

Polemik Skuter, Anies Telat Adaptasi?

Digdaya Ekonomi Islam Melalui Ma’ruf

Digdaya Ekonomi Islam Melalui Ma’ruf