Revving up the e-commerce engine

Revving up the e-commerce engine

As it picks up speed, regulatory changes and improvements are vital to help online commerce do a better job in helping Indonesia’s economic development.

The radicalization of students and how to deal with them

The radicalization of students and how to deal with them

Studies suggest that the emergence of radicalism at Indonesian universities represents little more than a search for identity typical of persons of student age. However, the overriding Muslim experience...

Challenging Duterte

Challenging Duterte

The Philippine president has thrived by cultivating a reputation for running roughshod over the rule of law and declaring war on the country’s media. But he may have met his match by targeting a popular...

Affirmative action in microcredit

Affirmative action in microcredit

How best to ensure access to microcredit for minorities and the poor? An Indonesian dilemma.

US and Russia toe-to-toe over INF

US and Russia toe-to-toe over INF

Russia’s Novator 9M729 missile and issue of compliance

Revving up the e-commerce engine.

Jokowi vs Prabowo: The Rematch

Cyberthreats: Facing the faceless

An American library in 1965 Indonesia

Indonesia micro-business

No votes in knowing the neighbors

No votes in knowing the neighbors

Foreign policy issues avoided during election, trade deal still needs to be ratified

The art of ‘hydraulic’ diplomacy

The art of ‘hydraulic’ diplomacy

How Indonesia-China cooperation in the energy sector has increased Indonesia’s infrastructure

What’s next for Indonesia?

What’s next for Indonesia?

What can we realistically expect in President Joko Widodo’s second term?

Early results show Indonesian president romps to re-election

Early results show Indonesian president romps to re-election

While the “quick counts” are unofficial, incumbent Joko Widodo appears to one again beat opposition leader Prabowo Subianto

Your Vote Counts

Your Vote Counts

But vote abstainers or Golput should not be demonized for opting out

Bounded engagement

Bounded engagement

There is no viable alternative to Australia engaging with China. Canberra really has no other choice. That said, neither does Beijing.

Going nuclear

Going nuclear

Saudi Arabia is pursuing a nuclear energy program and possibly nuclear weapons as well, with the US, Russia and China hovering as...

The new business norm

The new business norm

Business is business – and it’s a global force. Now people around the world, including in Indonesia, are making it a force for good.

Follow the Digital Silk Road

Follow the Digital Silk Road

China’s tech prowess offers business opportunities – but also security concerns – for Southeast Asian nations. So how will the United...

Into the earth

Into the earth

Photos and text by Fajar Kristianto

The appalling cost of Western hubris

The appalling cost of Western hubris

New book vividly presents the tragedy of the Vietnam War across multiple dimensions, combining social, political, military and diplomatic...

Tariffs: Is Asia’s energy future clean?

Tariffs: Is Asia’s energy future clean?

The region’s midterm hopes could come down to American obstinance under the current US administration and China’s willingness to jump...

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

Russian veto hampering efforts to rid nation of such weapons

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Communists and illegal immigrants stirring up government fears

Wanted: Smart grads with dirty hands

Wanted: Smart grads with dirty hands

Vocational education has been touted as a way to push Indonesia up the skills chain and provide jobs. But it’s not working out that...

Bangladesh’s battle for health care

Bangladesh’s battle for health care

With middle-income status and a growing demographic dividend, the country’s people are demanding more and better medical care. The...

Is Indonesia serious about corporate governance?

Is Indonesia serious about corporate governance?

The country’s business sector needs an institutional-actor interpretation for more equal shareholders’ rights, a strategy that is...

Enduring threat, global ramifications

Enduring threat, global ramifications

Islamist politics in Indonesia, with its roots in twisted orthodoxy, is a perennial threat to the country. Equally alarming, it is...

Indonesia: Genetic diversity 101

Indonesia: Genetic diversity 101

The country has the opportunity to cash in on its unique biodiversity – not to mention save itself and perhaps the entire planet

Save our fish

Save our fish