The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway: Indonesia’s Lessons Learned
By Blake H. Berger
It’s critical that future infrastructure projects – including an extension of the Jakarta-Bandung HSR – avoid the pitfalls that plagued the project.
Is Indonesia’s New High-Speed Rail Line Worth It?
By James Guild
Whether or not the rail line turns a profit, Jakarta is hoping that the project brings a wider range of subsidiary benefits.
Indonesia, China Agree to Final Cost Overruns on High-Speed Rail Project
By Sebastian Strangio
An official told parliament this week that the project's final overrun was $1.2 billion, down from more than $2 billion previously predicted.
Indonesia Can Bridge Differences in the Infrastructure ‘Cold War’
By Kyle Springer
Indonesia can create a model for the infrastructure dilemma: how to utilize resources on offer while managing geopolitical risks.
How Can Indonesia Manage Its Concerns About BRI Investments?
By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Jakarta may welcome, and need, Chinese investment; but it needs to mitigate the risks.
Chinese Culture Gradually Penetrates Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Cultural activities are also a key part of the BRI, even though their influence remains limited so far.
The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed
By Angela Tritto and Alvin Camba
Demystifying China’s Belt and Road Initiative through 3 case studies.