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Years of living prosperously — RI-OZ economic diplomacy
Despite the dominance of security issues and geopolitics in the media, on the business side of things Indonesia and Australia are long-standing economic partners.
Disrupting terrorists’ center of gravity
“To achieve victory, we must mass our forces at the hub of all power and movement.
Regional and multilateral trade: Where to go?
October and November 2015 are truly hectic months for those involved in shaping the future of trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific.
Indonesian-EU trade relations: Where do we stand?
Just two months ago, the World Trade Organization (WTO) established a panel to hear and rule on the EU-Indonesian dispute on biodiesel.
What I expect from the UN climate change conference
For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have traveled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and ci
Text your say: Public skeptical of probe into Setya case
Comments on other issues: Surakarta museum facing financial crisis
Issue of the day: House speaker to report minister to police
Nov. 23, 2015
Text your say: RI urged to pursue economic gain in AEC
Your comments on the signing by all ten ASEAN member countries, including Indonesia, of the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, and the free
Your letters: Borderless books
It’s very difficult — even I could say impossible — to find books from Philippine authors in Indonesia.
Your letters: Terror attacks under an Islamic name
How are Muslims affected by these terror attacks under an Islamic name? I’d like to share my story as a Muslim residing in the UK. Like many others, we cannot deny it.
Editorial: Humans for sale
Across Southeast Asia some 600 million people are now a “community”, following the official kickoff of the ASEAN Economic Community at the latest regional summit.
Editorial: Indonesia without HMI?
To imagine Indonesia without the Association of Islamic Students (HMI) is next to impossible, given the numerous national figures the country’s largest student group has helped groom, many of the
Editorial: Step down, Mr. Speaker
In desperate moments we discover our true friends in those who stand up for us, and House Speaker Setya Novanto may feel assured he does have a few of them around.
Editorial: AEC a work in progress
The signing on Sunday by the leaders of the 10 Southeast Asian countries of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the formation of the ASEAN Community by Dec.
The week in review: Political divide in the making?
Commentary: After Paris attacks, Pew says 10 million Indonesians ‘like’ IS
The only thing I find more chilling than the execution videos made by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) is the sizable support that the radical group seems to be getting.
Commentary: We’ve humiliated Japan on train project: What’s next?
It was unusual that, for a gathering hosted by the Japanese Embassy, the Sunday Yokoso Nippon’s (Welcome to Japan) reception looked overcrowded.
Commentary: Dealing with Oz, which changes PMs ‘like changing clothes’
When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Jakarta and holds an introductory meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo today, his host may feel a bit weird.
Commentary: What if the military annuls Myanmar’s election results again?
“Only when peace prevails will democratization be implemented,” incumbent Myanmar President Gen.
Commentary: Jokowi’s diplomacy, problems of executions and bullet trains
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has intentionally paid no great attention to foreign affairs as he still wants to settle more pressing domestic problems.
News Analysis: Jokowi, Obama put smile on second-rate relationship
American leaders are as much celebrities to Indonesians as they are politicians.
New Analysis: The ‘dalang’ makes a twist in political shadow play
Javanese shadow puppet performances are a lingering affair that drag on into the early morning.
News Analysis: Understanding Jokowi’s two-step shuffle
Politics is an inimitable dance. Swayed to a tune of uncorresponding keys and off-beat rhythms. Those involved must find their own panache, or move to the beat of a different drummer.
Challenging the President, consolidating Jokowi’s power base
The political crunch this past week was a crisis waiting to happen.
News Analysis: Jokowi’s fresh take on an erstwhile foreign policy
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has repeatedly proven his detractors wrong in his rise to power. With an unimposing style, too many had written him off as a simpleton.
Discourse: RI could play vital role in Korea reunification efforts
Discourse: President knows well those orchestrating the event: Luhut
Discourse: My way of bureaucratic reform is like playing soccer: Ahok
Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama celebrates on Nov. 19 one year in office as the leader of the capital city.
Discourse: Still a bumpy ride ahead to economic recovery, BI governor says
Discourse: Arms of mother, strongest grip in hindering radicalism
Discourse: Good understanding, friendship strong base for RI-Denmark ties
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik, are highlighting the long-standing relations between Indonesia and Denmark, which have had diplomatic ties
India, China to benefit from latest economy package
Greece: Loan extension request will satisfy Europe, Greece
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sounded cautiously optimistic Wednesday of achieving a last-minute deal with Greece's European creditors that would keep the country solvent and within the euro cu
RI urgently needs tobacco control
Despite international pressure, Indonesia is among the few countries in the world that have neither signed nor ratified the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored Framework Convention on Tob
To bolster rule of law, pay RI judges decent salaries
As the reform era enters its 12th year, government institutions are increasingly expected to carry out extensive changes needed to advance Indonesia’s progress towards democracy.
Integrate biodiversity values into 2015 development goals
Endang Sukara, deputy chairman for life and sciences at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), spoke to The Jakarta Post recently on the state o
Executive column: Safety, on time performance pivotal in Sriwijaya’s strategy
Executive column: Boeing sees solid market in RI despite depreciation of rupiah
Executive column: Aviva CEO bullish on Indonesia’s economy
Executive column: Energy giant Pertamina cannot lose, says CEO
Executive column: Indonesia, the jewel in Southeast Asia: Barclays
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