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...

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...
Generations of future Malaysians

Let’s not lose sight of true victory

The momentous events of 9 May 2018 will be etched in the annals of history as one of those “where were you when it...
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...

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

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

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

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...

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...
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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...

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...
Vanuatu’s debt

Australia, China, Vanuatu and an “Elephant in the Room”

When Dr. Hassan Wirajuda was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and he was negotiating the Lombok Treaty on security with Australia in 2005,...

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...
Indonesia After Jokowi’s Victory

Indonesia After Jokowi’s Victory

With the final results out of the Indonesian presidential elections, incumbent President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, has won a sizable victory over challenger Prabowo...

Could seaweed solve Indonesia’s plastic crisis?

(Originally published in The Guardian) Indonesia produces more marine plastic pollution than any other country except China. It is the world’s biggest archipelago also its...

Crowdsourcing Terror in Indonesia

(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...
U.S.-Indonesia Relations after the Indonesian Elections

U.S.-Indonesia Relations after the Indonesian Elections

The Trump administration has not, to this point, focused significantly on Indonesia. The White House has outlined its strategy for the Asia-Pacific, the “Free...

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Hanya Anies Yang Dipercaya 212

Kehadiran Gubernur Anies Baswedan pada acara Reuni 212 menarik perhatian banyak pihak. Pasalnya, Anies...
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