The Indonesian Vice-President has expressed his interest in Indonesia re-joining the TPP. Why the change of heart? Will it benefit Indonesian trade?
Outdated teaching techniques and government inaction leave Indonesia’s youth vulnerable to radicalisation. NGOs are doing all they can but cannot protect the nation’s youth on their own.
Six people died during a recent prison riot in Jakarta. The number of prisoners in Indonesia continues to increase. The country does not have enough cells. Something has to give.
Indonesia’s oil industry has been at the centre of several recent disasters. As the industry seeks to recover losses, risk mitigation is no longer a priority.
The Indonesian Solidarity Party offers a break with the political establishment. But to secure its position as the party of the future, it must offer more than this.
The Indonesian government will host talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This conflict is beyond Indonesia’s peace brokering abilities.
The EU approved a draft to ban palm oil importation for use in biofuel. This will have damaging effects on Indonesian and Malaysian exports.
Religious fanatics continue to attack places of worship in Indonesia. The country’s prided religious tolerance is at stake.
General Prabowo Subianto is shaping up to become Gerindra’s 2019 candidate. His shrewd campaigning abilities make him a fearsome opponent.
The calls for Sharia law are getting louder. Its implementation risks creating empowering ISIS and promoting religious intolerance.