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Power of women: Afghan women attend a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, on April 29, 2019. Women now play a greater role in peace mediation.
For a safer world, put people before runaway military spending
Opinion

For a safer world, put people before runaway military spending

To end our global arms addiction, decision-makers need to take a more human-centered approach to security.

3 days ago
Opinion

Thwarting future attacks by FPI splinter cells

The government needs to ensure transparent legal processes in prosecuting all acts of terrorism including those by former FPI members such as Husein’s cell. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Costa Rica at 200: The case of a singular democracy

This vocation for peace was confirmed in 1949 when the national army was constitutionally abolished. 

1 week ago

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Opinion

For a safer world, put people before runaway military spending

To end our global arms addiction, decision-makers need to take a more human-centered approach to security.

3 days ago
Opinion

‘Mudik’: You want me to turn back? No way!

Now we worry that greater mobility will beget an extreme upsurge in infection cases this Idul Fitri holiday unless people stay at home. 

4 days ago
Opinion

Higher education is leaving students anxious and unprepared for the workplace

If Indonesia’s skill shortages continue at present levels, it could lose out on up to US$442 billion and 19 percent of lost growth by 2030. 

4 days ago
Opinion

Thwarting future attacks by FPI splinter cells

The government needs to ensure transparent legal processes in prosecuting all acts of terrorism including those by former FPI members such as Husein’s cell. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Costa Rica at 200: The case of a singular democracy

This vocation for peace was confirmed in 1949 when the national army was constitutionally abolished. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Every fifth person: The USSR’s loss of civilian, military life during World War II

These days, the USSR gets excluded from the list of winners, and often is not even mentioned, as if the country didn't even participate in WWII at all. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Myanmar’s junta backed into corner?

The Tatmadaw, the powerful but shadowy military force, which has controlled the country on and off since 1962, confronts what could be a situation roughly similar to Syria a decade ago. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Resilient occupational safety, health systems key in pandemic

One of the many lessons learned from this crisis is the need for countries to have a sound and resilient OSH system in place.

1 week ago
Opinion

On eternal patrol

This tragedy adds to the long list of accidents involving the country’s aging — as well as newly bought — defense equipment

1 week ago
Opinion

Jokowi, ASEAN’s first chief negotiator on Myanmar

It took President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo almost seven years since he came to power in October 2014 to get directly involved in a major diplomatic endeavor as the leader of Indonesia, the largest member country and the de-facto leader of ASEAN.

1 week ago
Opinion

Investments for application strategy to deliver superior customer experience

There is an appetite to leverage AI capabilities to turn the data into actionable insights. 

1 week ago
Opinion

The pandemic, Papua, and a path forward

The national malaria program in Jakarta needs to ensure that adequate political, financial and technical resources are made available to Papua to undertake robust control and elimination activities. 

1 week ago
Opinion

Indonesia, key for energy transition in the region

The energy system is critical for economic growth in Indonesia, both as a source of export revenue, a significant source of employment, and a source of competitiveness.

1 week ago
Opinion

Consumers and businesses hate plastic waste, but problem remains

On the consumer front, governments can improve education about recycling methods that will empower them to act.

1 week ago
Opinion

Myanmar’s bloody coup leader is in town now

Today, ASEAN will hold an emergency meeting to find a solution to the crisis in Myanmar. As neighbors we cannot just remain silent as we watch the military’s ruthless killing and imprisonment of Myanmar people. Unfortunately, the people and Aung San Suu Kyi’s toppled government apparently have little trust in ASEAN.

1 week ago
Opinion

The stakes couldn’t be higher for Myanmar’s children

The future for children in Myanmar may look bleak, but it doesn’t need to be.

2 weeks ago
Opinion

Unlocking Indonesian agriculture’s digital future

Public and private bodies could invest in farmer education to demonstrate new technology. 

2 weeks ago
Opinion

Where are the women in the digital age?

It is imperative that women also have equal access to the tools and capacities offered by advanced technology in order for us to achieve full development.

2 weeks ago
Opinion

For the benefit of all, COVID-19 vaccination must not be for the few

In a region where there is scant expression of anti-vaccine sentiments and where initial worries among some Muslim groups have been calmed by halal certifications, the greatest concern is that there will not be sufficient vaccines for the entire population or not soon enough.

2 weeks ago
Opinion

Climate action for people and planet: The time is now

But so far, those plans achieve less than a 1 percent cut in emissions.

2 weeks ago