The bane of Indonesia’s digital policy

The bane of Indonesia’s digital policy

How should regulators keep up with the pace of digital innovation? By understanding the nature of digital business and adopting an impact-focused mindset.

Steep terrain in Indonesia for China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Steep terrain in Indonesia for China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Beijing’s global dreams hitting snags in the archipelago.

Indonesia, Australia and the virus

Indonesia, Australia and the virus

Both countries’ efforts to balance public health challenges with the economic impacts of the pandemic have been problematic. But outside groups have stepped in the fill the gaps.

Don’t send grunts.  Send counterterrorists

Don’t send grunts. Send counterterrorists

The United States is going about things the wrong way. What will make them change?

Happy New Year! - or the ‘old normal’ for post-Covid climate change in Southeast Asia?

Happy New Year! - or the ‘old normal’ for post-Covid climate change in Southeast Asia?

The Covid-19 pandemic and climate action in Southeast Asia means that more ambitious measures are needed to meet targets set within the Paris Agreement but in a short window.

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.

From an Indonesian forest to a university campus

From an Indonesian forest to a university campus

Remote indigenous communities have been historically marginalized in Indonesia. Members of one tribe in Sumatra are pushing through...

Indonesia’s infrastructure ‘adventure’

Indonesia’s infrastructure ‘adventure’

The country needs more roads, rails and public transportation. So, how do we get there?

Jalan Panjang Memasyarakatkan Kendaraan Listrik di Indonesia

Jalan Panjang Memasyarakatkan Kendaraan Listrik di Indonesia

Emisi dari kendaraan bermotor merupakan salah satu sumber emisi CO2 terbesar yang berkontribusi kepada climate change. Untuk mengurangi...

Trump’s exit will increase Turkey's exposure to sanctions

Trump’s exit will increase Turkey's exposure to sanctions...

Joe Biden has overcome Donald J Trump’s resistance and is on his way to the White House in January. But what is the new president...

The ‘Biden Doctrine’ in Southeast Asia

The ‘Biden Doctrine’ in Southeast Asia

The United States needs to mend some fences. But it’s probably worth the wait.

America 2020: Why Asean matters

America 2020: Why Asean matters

The Southeast Asia regional grouping is vital to America’s trade and security. It’s time to take further steps to ensure this partnership...

Indebted Supporters, Hard Balancers and Partial Hedgers

Indebted Supporters, Hard Balancers and Partial Hedgers

Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge, By Murray Hiebert (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020, 608 pp)

Indonesian SMEs – an economic shot in the arm?

Indonesian SMEs – an economic shot in the arm?

SMEs play an important role in the national economy. But the pandemic has had a great impact on his survival. What is the government's...

Belajar dari evolusi kapasitas ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi Korea Selatan

Belajar dari evolusi kapasitas ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi...

Kapasitas ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi sebuah bangsa merupakan faktor yang sangat penting di dalam pembangunan yang berkelanjutan....

China’s economy is booming again, but what are the risks?

China’s economy is booming again, but what are the risks?

The mainland has had an incredible rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, but with continued problems in the United States and Europe...

Symbols of a pandemic

Symbols of a pandemic

Photos and text by Toto Santiko Budi

Female Indonesian migrant workers – are they being left behind?

Female Indonesian migrant workers – are they being left...

Let’s not leave anyone behind. Indonesian women carry the burden and deserve to be at the forefront of a labor transformation.

Women's health care: A flaw in Indonesia’s system

Women's health care: A flaw in Indonesia’s system

Healthier and stronger underprivileged women only make their communities and the country better.

Can a Covid-19 tracing app save Indonesia?

Can a Covid-19 tracing app save Indonesia?

Something has to be done to get this virus under control. Technology may be the best answer.

Thailand in the midst of a US-China rivalry

Thailand in the midst of a US-China rivalry

Muddled in its own domestic political and health crises, the kingdom must appease both great-power nations and play them off against...

The weakening: Global governance and cooperation

The weakening: Global governance and cooperation

Can we all get along and cooperate? That is an increasingly pertinent question around the world.

The last (and most difficult) challenge to democracy

The last (and most difficult) challenge to democracy

Democracy means freedom. But does it also mean destruction of that freedom?

Negara-Bangsa dan Proyek Bersama

Negara-Bangsa dan Proyek Bersama

Sebagai negara majemuk, Indonesia dihadapkan dengan masalah masih tingginya emosi kebangsaan di tengah masyarakat. Hal ini menjadi...

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...

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...