The UAE’s airline giants Etihad and Emirates have shown interest to keep Garuda Indonesia in the air. Time will tell if their interest and money are enough to do so.
The Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train megaproject has incurred cost overrun after multi-year delays and would multiply the financial burden of the Indonesian government and its people.
With easier access to information and education system, Indonesian youths may play a significant role in preventing a repeat of national polarization of the past ahead of next year’s presidential election.
The devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey in February 2023 exacerbated the country’s economic problems and a posed political conundrum on the embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The “brotherhood” between Indonesia’s President Jokowi and Prince Mohammad bin Zayed of UAE has materialized in closer bilateral relations and symbolic appreciation of each other.
Indonesia’s new criminal code harks back not only to Soeharto’s New Order era, but also to the 17th century colonial period. State paternalism in the form of authoritarianism is back and in full swing in the country.
The popular Chinese sugary beverage chain Mixue took Indonesia by (winter) storm thanks to its solid business model and understanding of the Indonesian market. While demonstrating China’s soft power, its culinary diplomacy might clash with the government’s campaign.
Jakarta recently signed its first comprehensive trade agreement with a Gulf country, the United Arab Emirates. A closer economic ties, driven by diplomatic relationship and close friendship of the leaders, can be expected in the next few years.
Webinar – Contemporary Concerns of Malay/Muslim Communities: Implications on Social Cohesion in the Nusantara
stratsea.com, in partnership with PAKAR and SeRVE Indonesia, will host a webinar to discuss how recent and forthcoming events in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore may highlight tensions between different segments of the society and how they would impact social cohesion in each country.
Through a case study, SRILI underscores the roles Indonesian women play in perpetuating and preventing terrorism.