What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?

Article from The Diplomat At the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Dialogue on May 8 in Jakarta, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi unveiled the Southeast Asian state’s Indo-Pacific cooperation concept. The concept is based on the principles of being “open, transparent and inclusive, promoting the habit of dialogue, promoting cooperation and friendship, and upholding international …

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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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