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After Trump Interregnum, US, Indonesia Agree to Resume ‘Strategic Dialogue’
August 05, 2021

After Trump Interregnum, US, Indonesia Agree to Resume ‘Strategic Dialogue’

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement marks a convergence of interests with the U.S., but that does not preclude strong economic ties with China.

China’s Growing Ties With Indonesian Provinces
July 28, 2021

China’s Growing Ties With Indonesian Provinces

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Getting close to Indonesian provinces is a key goal of Chinese diplomacy and crucial for the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Adriana Elisabeth on the Conflict in West Papua
July 27, 2021

Adriana Elisabeth on the Conflict in West Papua

By Sebastian Strangio
Dr. Adriana Elisabeth on the roots of the conflict in Papua, the Indonesian government’s response to a recent uptick in insurgent activity, and what it will take to resolve the decades-long crisis.

Economic Logic Alone Will Not Curb ASEAN’s Carbon Emissions
July 27, 2021

Economic Logic Alone Will Not Curb ASEAN’s Carbon Emissions

By James Guild
The hard political choices involved in phasing out coal and reducing emissions are the most important, and also the most often elided, element.

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out
July 20, 2021

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out

By Alifah Zainuddin
The pandemic has highlighted deep-rooted problems in health service. Medical workers voicing out their concerns have put governments on the defensive.

Indonesia’s Delicate Dance Between China and the US
July 20, 2021

Indonesia’s Delicate Dance Between China and the US

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Southeast Asia's largest country should seek complementary improvements in its relations with the two major world powers.

Protests Greet Indonesia’s Renewal of Papuan Autonomy Law
July 19, 2021

Protests Greet Indonesia’s Renewal of Papuan Autonomy Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Rights groups claim that the revised law could lead to “further marginalization and militarization in the region.”
Indonesia to Host G20 Summit Next Year: What Will be on the Agenda?
July 16, 2021

Indonesia to Host G20 Summit Next Year: What Will be on the Agenda?

By Noto Suoneto
Southeast Asia's largest nation has a chance to take the lead on issues of regional and global concern.

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?

Indonesia Bracing for COVID-19 Outbreak to Worsen: Official
July 15, 2021

Indonesia Bracing for COVID-19 Outbreak to Worsen: Official

By Sebastian Strangio
There are alarming reports that the Delta variant has penetrated more remote regions of the archipelago.

Indonesia Reports 54,000 Virus Cases, Becomes Asian Hotspot
July 14, 2021

Indonesia Reports 54,000 Virus Cases, Becomes Asian Hotspot

By Edna Tarigan
Officials fear that the more highly transmissible Delta variant is now spreading from the islands of Java and Bali.
COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.

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