Plural societies’ inequality and the promise of education

Plural societies’ inequality and the promise of education

Understanding the potentially “destructive impact” of educational practices on social stability and social justice is critically important to grasp in understanding why educational policy and direction...

Waving an old art into daily life

Waving an old art into daily life

An invitation to a wedding with a traditional East Javanese puppet performance is special, as it reveals that the tangled cultural diversity of Indonesia isn’t easily unraveled.

The US and the South China Sea

The US and the South China Sea

The United States unveiled a new policy regarding China’s claims and actions in the South China Sea. So what happens next?

Menakar Masa Depan Premanisme Jakarta Raya

Menakar Masa Depan Premanisme Jakarta Raya

Premanisme telah berurat akar dalam kehidupan berbangsa dan bernegara Indonesia. Perlu solusi terpadu untuk memberantas premanisme di Indonesia, terutama di Jakarta Raya.

The future of civilization: Indonesia’s contribution

The future of civilization: Indonesia’s contribution

It’s time to renew the spirit of the Non-Aligned Movement for the 21st century.

China’s overlords of secrecy

America 2020: Why Asean matters

Indonesia, the EU and palm oil gold

Is This Our Democracy?

Revving up the e-commerce engine.

Tracing the origins of global trade

Tracing the origins of global trade

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World and Globalization Began. By Valerie Hansen (Scribner, 2020, 313 pages)

Humanitarian Islam: Fostering shared civilizational values to revitalize a rules-based international order

Humanitarian Islam: Fostering shared civilizational values...

A movement is underway to change the face of Islam, whose base is shifting from the Middle East to Asia.

Wicked fire: Managing fire risk in a changing climate

Wicked fire: Managing fire risk in a changing climate

What can Indonesia learn from the experiences of other countries in mitigating wildfire damage? The answers are compelling.

Indonesia’s key to digital success: Crowdfunding

Indonesia’s key to digital success: Crowdfunding

One domestic platform has taken the donations market by storm. Can it be a blueprint for start-ups just entering the industry?

Mencari antivirus baru untuk Covid-19 dari keanekaragaman hayati tumbuhan Indonesia

Mencari antivirus baru untuk Covid-19 dari keanekaragaman...

Di tengah keraguan akan keberhasilan pengembangan vaksin, Indonesia memiliki keanekaragaman hayati tumbuhan luar biasa yang dapat...

Optimasi Penyaluran Bantuan Sosial yang Problematik  di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19

Optimasi Penyaluran Bantuan Sosial yang Problematik di...

OPEC at 60: A powerful past, a doubtful future

OPEC at 60: A powerful past, a doubtful future

Lower prices and alternative energy sources are seriously hurting the organization. Can OPEC survive?

Mendorong Pemulihan Sektor Manufaktur pasca Covid-19 melalui Manajemen Energi

Mendorong Pemulihan Sektor Manufaktur pasca Covid-19 melalui...

Pandemi Covid-19 telah mengakibatkan imbas negatif kepada ekonomi global dan nasional. Salah satu strategi yang dapat dilakukan oleh...

Can Indonesia compete?

Can Indonesia compete?

All the pieces are there to push Indonesia up the ladder before mid-century. Can the country put the puzzle together?

Tackling Jakarta’s traffic woes

Tackling Jakarta’s traffic woes

It’s the bane of the capital’s existence. Public-private engagement is the best way forward for Jakarta’s public transportation system.

Sudah Tepatkah Indonesia Menerapkan Kehidupan New Normal?

Sudah Tepatkah Indonesia Menerapkan Kehidupan New Normal?

Pemerintah Indonesia telah memutuskan untuk menerapkan normal baru sebagai upaya perbaikan ekonomi di masa pandemi Covid-19. Namun...

Bagaimana Indonesia memposisikan dirinya di era 'decoupling'

Bagaimana Indonesia memposisikan dirinya di era 'decoupling'

‘New normal’ pasca Covid-19 yang harus dihadapi Indonesia dalam konteks global adalah polarisasi antara dua kekuatan ekonomi terbesar...

Russia and China: An uneasy embrace

Russia and China: An uneasy embrace

The two great powers have much – and little – in common politically, culturally and, importantly, economically. But with the United...

Escape to freedom, but back to misery

Escape to freedom, but back to misery

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against The Islamic State reviewed by Tahreem Khalied (Penguin Random House, 2018,...

The US and Indonesia’s independence: History, legacy and lessons

The US and Indonesia’s independence: History, legacy and...

America had many reasons to continue to support Dutch control of Indonesia after World War II. Yet it ultimately chose to back the...

In search of a presidential electoral system

In search of a presidential electoral system

Free and fair elections have brought many good things for Indonesia – if you overlook the tangle of legislative and presidential elections....

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

Arab Gulf states are intervening more assertively in sub-Saharan Africa to capitalize on economic opportunities and protect their...

Kebutuhan dan kecepatan pemulihan ekonomi menghadapi pandemi Covid-19 di Indonesia

Kebutuhan dan kecepatan pemulihan ekonomi menghadapi pandemi...

Perppu No.1 Tahun 2020 dan Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) No. 23 merupakan gagasan yang luar biasa dalam upaya memulihkan perekonomian...

China’s overlords of secrecy

China’s overlords of secrecy

When problems emerge, the instinct of Chinese leaders is to shut down reporting. Millions of Chinese have since denounced the Beijing...

Don’t eat, don’t love - just pray

Don’t eat, don’t love - just pray

Photos and text by Agoes Rudianto