Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa’s Verdict: A Capstone for the Collapse of Press Freedom in Southeast Asia

Yesterday (U.S. time), editor Maria Ressa, one of the most prominent journalists in the Philippines, and indeed in the world—she was selected as one...
Improving US-Indonesia Relations

Improving US-Indonesia Relations

The Donald J. Trump administration has pursued a foreign policy toward Southeast Asia that has simultaneously courted and alienated countries in the region. The...

Previewing This Weekend’s ASEAN Summit

The summit this weekend of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), held in Bangkok, will probably be less contentious than some...

Will Indonesia bring Rohingya to Security Council?

(Original piece published in Jakarta Post) Observers and critics are hoping for Indonesia to maximize its position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security...
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...
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...

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

On Friday 31st January 2020, 'The Times' newspaper ran a story about UK health officials scrambling to trace people who had come into contact...
Southeast Asia Continues to Struggle to Confront the Coronavirus

Southeast Asia Continues to Struggle to Confront the Coronavirus

Although Southeast Asia remains the region where the coronavirus is most likely to spread in significant numbers, most of the region’s states remain significantly...

Indonesia local elections sound warning for Widodo

(Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review) Unofficial results from Indonesia’s regional elections hint at declining support for President Joko Widodo, raising the prospect that he...

Duterte Goes Farther in Using COVID-19

In recent months, Southeast Asian leaders—and leaders from many other parts of the world—have utilized the COVID-19 pandemic to expand executive powers, crack down on...

Indonesia’s chance to advocate maritime security issues on the security council

(Original piece published in The Diplomat) Indonesia won its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) by 144 votes from...
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...
A Poison Pill for Covid-19 Hysteria

A Poison Pill for Covid-19 Hysteria

For those of us who possess a functioning brain; and the more I watch the hysteria and the utter falsehoods and lies perpetuated by...

The Case for Restarting Society Now

The time is now to urgently begin restarting our society. This is imperative to ensure mid- and long-term human flourishing. With the same level...

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...

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Bukan Indonesia, Tiongkok Bubar 2030?

Publik tentu masih mengingat pada pernyataan Prabowo Subianto yang pernah menyatakan bahwa Indonesia akan...
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Presiden Joko Widodo bersama dengan Menteri Keuangan Sri Mulyani

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