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Protesters hold up posters in support of Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) during a demonstration against the military coup on Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Day in Taunggyi, Shan state, Myanmar, on May 2.
Protesters hold up posters in support of Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) during a demonstration against the military coup on Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Day in Taunggyi, Shan state, Myanmar, on May 2.`
Opinion

ASEAN failing Myanmar as ‘ultimate test’

Min Aung Hlaing, the junta chief, has said he plans to implement the ASEAN plan when “stability returns”, or in other words: Thank you for the meeting, now leave us alone.

6 days ago
Editorial

Jerusalem is just a dream

From the beginning of his first term, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been an outspoken defender of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. 

1 week ago
Opinion

To build cities for women, by women, with women

A similar business-as-usual sentiment exists when it comes to the participation of women in musrenbang. 

1 week ago

The Latest

Editorial

A season of joy, caution

Imposing a ban only on holiday travel, but allowing other types of activities such as business, transportation and tourism to remain open sure looks like a recipe for disaster.

6 days ago
Opinion

Dissecting the economics of vaccines

Price discrimination, patent waivers or a combination of the two are all potential solutions to global vaccine inequity, but the clock is ticking.

6 days ago
Editorial

Jerusalem is just a dream

From the beginning of his first term, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been an outspoken defender of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. 

1 week ago
Opinion

To build cities for women, by women, with women

A similar business-as-usual sentiment exists when it comes to the participation of women in musrenbang. 

1 week ago
Opinion

The EU comes to the Indo Pacific region

Clearly the EU and its member states, the so-called Team Europe, do not have the prowess to compete militarily against China in far and remote waters at the moment.

1 week ago

insight

National

Insight: Indonesia, the Palestinians and the new Middle East

While not modelled on the vision Peres sketched in his 1993 book The New Middle East, the Abraham Accords clearly refute widely-held assumptions about the centrality of resolving the Palestinian issue as a prerequisite for establishing a foundation of peace, prosperity and stability in the Middle East.

7 months ago
National

Insight: National resilience key to Indonesia’s foreign policy

Since all states are inevitably in need of others and are interdependent with each other in many fields, some states may face vulnerability. The level, scope and intensity of the dependency matter and must be measured to determine the nature of the interdependence.

7 months ago
National

Insight: In memoriam: Jakob Oetama, the national teacher

He was our “renaissance person,” as he had interests in so many diverse issues. He was first and foremost a publisher. He was a publisher in print media, through various newspapers and magazines in Jakarta and across the Indonesian archipelago.

8 months ago
National

Insight: Hit hard by COVID-19, gig workers display grit, resilience

To help protect roughly 40 million Indonesian gig workers from financial shocks in the future, it’s time for a new generation of financial technology companies to step up and meet their needs.

8 months ago
National

Insight: The wrong understanding of how liberal democracy works

It is wrong to claim that a political party or movement has won an election, because doing so polarizes participation into fixed ideas that suppress the free choice of citizens and slows the emergence of new solutions (to be verified) to problems of human cohabitation.

8 months ago
National

Insight: Are democracies equipped to handle fast-moving economic crises?

Freedom House noted in March 2020 that we are entering the 14th year of consecutive decline in the health of democracy globally. Tracking the fate of the “third wave democracies”, Mainwaring and Bizzarro found that of the 91 democracies that emerged from 1974 to 2012, 34 experienced democratic breakdowns, while the quality of democratic practices stagnated in about 28 countries.

8 months ago
National

Insight: The future of China-US relations

China-US relations are currently the most important issue, as global order can only be established through an orderly and productive relationship between China and the US. Neither country will be able to realize its true full potential if opposition by the other impedes progress.

9 months ago

analysis

National

Analysis: China and US economies diverge over coronavirus response

China’s exports have been stronger than expected, bolstered by demand for medical goods overseas.

6 months ago
National

Analysis: What monopoly case? US lawsuit unlikely to knock Google from pole position

Antitrust specialists see the upcoming action as more of a tremor than an earthquake.

6 months ago
National

Analysis: South Korea leader again buys time, but failure looms

She pulled off a deft bit of political maneuvering, probably born of desperation. Now South Korea's president has a sliver of breathing space as impeachment closes in and millions throng the streets to clamor for her to just go away.

4 years ago

editorial

National

A season of joy, caution

Imposing a ban only on holiday travel, but allowing other types of activities such as business, transportation and tourism to remain open sure looks like a recipe for disaster.

6 days ago
National

Jerusalem is just a dream

From the beginning of his first term, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been an outspoken defender of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. 

1 week ago
National

Bracing for the next wave

The deployment of police on roads leading out of major cities creates the impression that the policy discriminates against the poor. 

1 week ago
National

Graft and pandemic travel

Even without corrupt officials, the country’s current regulations would be lax by international standards.

1 week ago
National

Papua a terrorist hotbed?

The government’s move risks escalating violence in Papua as it will justify counterterrorism operations involving both the police and military. 

2 weeks ago
National

Education can’t wait

Fearing a yawning gap in the quality of education in Indonesia, the government has offered an option for schools to resume in-class learning when the new academic year begins in July.

2 weeks ago
National

Enforce the ‘mudik’ ban

Complacency is the greatest threat to seeing a "second wave".

2 weeks ago

opinion

National

Dissecting the economics of vaccines

Price discrimination, patent waivers or a combination of the two are all potential solutions to global vaccine inequity, but the clock is ticking.

6 days ago
National

To build cities for women, by women, with women

A similar business-as-usual sentiment exists when it comes to the participation of women in musrenbang. 

1 week ago
National

The EU comes to the Indo Pacific region

Clearly the EU and its member states, the so-called Team Europe, do not have the prowess to compete militarily against China in far and remote waters at the moment.

1 week ago
National

ASEAN at the heart of the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has emphasized the need for multilateral solutions by providing necessary support to our partners in the Indo-Pacific region and worldwide,

1 week ago
National

Transforming Bali into a clean and green island

A minimum service standard is set for urban trash collection; they must collect trash from at least 70 percent of the population. 

1 week ago