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Economy

In Indonesia, State-Owned Enterprise Reforms are Supporting Infrastructure Development Progress

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The key to the success attained so far has been the implementation of much-needed reforms of state-owned enterprises.

Geopolitics

Guess Who’s Coming to the G20 Dinner: Indonesia’s Delicate Diplomatic Dance

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Come what looks to be the trickiest summit ever, President Joko Widodo could bolster the G20’s relevance and Asia’s profile in world affairs.

Economy

Roadblocks to Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Ambitions

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Resource-rich Indonesia has plans to become a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles and to develop a domestic battery manufacturing capability.

Geopolitics

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and ASEAN: Washington’s Hopes and Hanoi’s Wishes

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.

Technology

Covid-19 and Digitalization in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Within a Crisis

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.

Money

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers

Development

Indonesia’s New Capital: Can President Jokowi Secure a Legacy of Sustainable Development?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?

Geopolitics

Myanmar One Year After the Coup: The Jokowi Factor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.

Geopolitics

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

Economy

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

Geopolitics

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, September 30, 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

Inclusiveness

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday, September 23, 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

Politics

Indonesia’s Struggle to Balance Growth and Social Equity

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.

Politics

Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?

Politics

Crisis Leadership Tested: Indonesia’s Response to a Covid-19 Second Wave

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.

Economy

Past is Prologue: Indonesia’s Foreign Debt and the Pandemic

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.

Geopolitics

The Belt and Road and the Pandemic: Impact on Southeast Asia Amid the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.