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

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.

Rematch: Joko, Prabowo and the democracy experiment

Rematch: Joko, Prabowo and the democracy experiment

The Indonesian president and opposition leader will again vie for the presidency. But five years on, they face a vastly different...

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

The Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

Russian veto hampering efforts to rid nation of such weapons

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

Hacking and the darker side of social media

Hacking and the darker side of social media

The United States’ 2016 presidential election was hacked. So what makes Indonesia think that it’s ready for April?

Breaking the female glass ceiling

Breaking the female glass ceiling

Can information technology help Indonesian women bust through barriers? A growing organization adamantly says “Yes We Can.”

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Elections alert: Beware of boats and books

Communists and illegal immigrants stirring up government fears

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...

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...

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

Border Five-O: Protecting Indonesia’s territory

Border Five-O: Protecting Indonesia’s territory

Catching bad guys may be sexy, but Indonesia’s border police need infrastructure, equipment and training to fight transnational crime.

Ancient scourge exposes Indonesia’s health care flaws

Ancient scourge exposes Indonesia’s health care flaws

The government is rushing to have tens of millions of children vaccinated against diphtheria – in many cases again – following a deadly...

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have a change in attitude toward Australia, and there has been a return to its...