Cracks in Muslim Democracy Model: Radicalization in Contemporary Indonesia

Vibhanshu Shekhar Indonesia as a multi-ethnic and pluralistic democracy lives along multiple faultlines – social, regional, geographic, cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic, native versus migrant, highlanders versus lowlanders, and so on. These faultlines have come to shape both Indonesia’s internal as well as external expressions. Today a rising Indonesia exudes a different sense of confidence in …

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Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Vijay Sakhuja Former Director, National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi A number of innovations and initiatives that are shaping the oceans and seas can potentially help ensure that these water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable. These range from greener and efficient vessels propelled by solar and wind energy, sustainable use of sea-based living and …

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Di Bawah Bayang-Bayang Krisis Migas

31/10/2017 TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – Kebutuhan energi di Indonesia menunjukkan tren meningkat setiap tahunnya. Dari sisi transportasi, jumlah kendaraan bermotor terus meningkat. Berdasarkan data Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), pada tahun 2013, tercatat jumlah kendaraan bermotor sebesar 104 juta. Tahun 2015, jumlahnya naik menjadi lebih dari 122 juta unit. Selain itu, ditilik dari pertumbuhan produksi industri manufaktur sedang …

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Live together for peace, trade for prosperity

Nadjib Riphat Kesoema Former Indonesian ambassador to Australia Highs, lows, bumps and bruises, I have experienced a lot in my four years as the Indonesian ambassador to Australia. I have heard statements from many people that Indonesia is important to Australia and that Australia is vital to Indonesia. Last Feb. 26, on a cloudy Sunday …

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ASEAN still the cornerstone of Indonesia’s foreign policy

A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi Head of the ASEAN Studies Program at The Habibie Center In recent days there has been a reemergence of the discourse regarding the direction of Indonesia’s foreign policy, following Jakarta’s enthusiastic chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). That enthusiasm could be seen in Indonesia’s hosting of the inaugural IORA Leaders’ …

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Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: An Updated Archipelagic Outlook?

IThe previous Archipelagic Outlook strategy was inward focused; the new policy looks beyond Indonesia’s borders.   By I.G.B. Dharma Agastia December 17, 2016 A recently published document titled Buku Putih Poros Maritim Dunia [Global Maritime Fulcrum White Paper] finally brings an authoritative voice to Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF) vision. The objective-oriented, 53-page publication constructs a narrative on …

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Singaporean Nathan Hartono takes second place in Sing! China — Kopitiam Bot

He is Indonesian, at least from his name.   (Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com) SINGAPORE: Singer. Entertainer. Berklee graduate. Local heartthrob Nathan Hartono sought to add Sing! China champion to his already-impressive resume, but fell to Xinjiang’s Jiang Dunhao in the end. With the guidance of his coach, Mandopop king Jay Chou, Hartono on Friday evening (Oct 7) …

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