Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
October 23, 2014
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
On Friday, China will officially launch its new regional infrastructure bank. Many notable nations will be absent.
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
October 23, 2014
Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
CEO Masayoshi Son is looking to make his mark on Southeast Asian’s ecommerce market.
Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
September 22, 2014
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
U.S. cites Japanese ‘underperformance’ at G20, yet Abe’s policies are already in full swing.
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
How Indonesia and the Philippines Solved Their Maritime Dispute
June 14, 2014
How Indonesia and the Philippines Solved Their Maritime Dispute
The recent Indonesian-Philippine maritime pact offers important lessons for the South China Sea disputes.
How Indonesia and the Philippines Solved Their Maritime Dispute
Indonesia to Conduct Massive Military Drill
May 21, 2014
Indonesia to Conduct Massive Military Drill
Indonesia is preparing for a large, joint military drill in East Java that will begin next month.
Indonesia to Conduct Massive Military Drill
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
March 20, 2014
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
China's hardly in need of more territorial disputes with neighbors. Yet, it has started a new one with Indonesia.
China’s Newest Maritime Dispute
Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
February 19, 2014
Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
Indonesia has become embroiled in maritime disputes with neighbors like Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.
Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
Indonesian Extremists Drawn To Syrian Conflict
February 01, 2014
Indonesian Extremists Drawn To Syrian Conflict
A new report elucidates the allure of the Syrian conflict to Islamic extremists from Indonesia.
Indonesian Extremists Drawn To Syrian Conflict
Joshua Oppenheimer
January 23, 2014
Joshua Oppenheimer
The Diplomat’s Justin McDonnell spoke with Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of the acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing, a film that looks at the genocide in Indonesia in 1965-66, largely through the eyes of the perpetrators.
Joshua Oppenheimer
Indonesia Might Purchase Russian Su-35 Fighters
January 09, 2014
Indonesia Might Purchase Russian Su-35 Fighters
Indonesia might buy Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters to replacing its aging F-5s, its defense minister has announced.
Indonesia Might Purchase Russian Su-35 Fighters
Southeast Asian States Deploy Conventional Submarines
January 03, 2014
Southeast Asian States Deploy Conventional Submarines
Southeast Asian states continue to procure submarines for a variety of strategic goals.
Southeast Asian States Deploy Conventional Submarines
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
November 20, 2013
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
Snowden’s leaks could reshape Asia-Pacific security if Indonesia and Australia remain estranged
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
November 07, 2013
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
The world is finally taking notice of West Papua’s plight.
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
ReCAAPing Asia's Fight Against Pirates
November 02, 2013
ReCAAPing Asia's Fight Against Pirates
ReCAAP is Asia’s mechanism to fight maritime piracy and an example of successful multilateralism.
ReCAAPing Asia's Fight Against Pirates
Why is Indonesia Courting North Korea?
November 02, 2013
Why is Indonesia Courting North Korea?
Indonesia has said it wants to increase economic ties with Pyongyang. The relationship is an old one, however.
Why is Indonesia Courting North Korea?
South Korea May Be Stealing US Defense Technology
October 30, 2013
South Korea May Be Stealing US Defense Technology
Plus, China eyes new U.S. ships warily. Mid-week defense and security links.
South Korea May Be Stealing US Defense Technology
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