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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The Trump Challenge to the JCPOA

S. Samuel C. Rajiv is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. October 24, 2017 US President Donald Trump announced a new Iran strategy on October 13, 2017. An essential element of the new strategy was the decision not to re-certify Iranian compliance with the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

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China’s moves in Africa

HARISH VENUGOPALAN The African continent presents conditions for competition and cooperation between Washington and Beijing. On 12 July 2017, the Chinese state media reported the first shipment of equipment and personnel to Djibouti from China. China announced the plan of building a logistics facility in Djibouti initially in 2015. Subsequently, Beijing began building the facility …

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India’s New Initiative in Africa: The Asia–Africa Growth Corridor

By: Ruchita Beri is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. June 13, 2017 During the recent annual meeting of the Africa Development Bank at Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of India’s latest initiative in Africa, the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), in partnership with Japan. This initiative …

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Qatar – Special Operational Forces

New Delhi Times, 19 June 2017 Summary The Qatari Special Operations Command (Q-SOC) comprises a battalion in strength and is based in Doha. The Q-SOC is responsible for operations on land and at sea, with particular emphasis paid to CT duties in the maritime environment to protect offshore oil platforms. The command continually runs maritime …

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Iran’s re-elected president faces multiple challenges

New Delhi Times, 19 June 2017 Key Points Although Rouhani’s victory in the presidential election strengthened the legitimacy of the Iranian state, the increasing polarisation within Iranian society suggests that he will struggle to implement his domestic programme and will lack influence over foreign policy. US president Donald Trump’s administration appears unwilling to completely cancel the …

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Indonesia Must Lead for Sake of Its Interests in South China Sea

Aaron L. Connelly Research fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney Over the past quarter century, Indonesia has sought to play the role of an honest broker in the South China Sea disputes, facilitating negotiations over a proposed Code of Conduct for claimants to the sea, and hosting workshops on technical issues and other barriers …

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