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What’s in the New Indonesia-SpaceX Chatter?
December 16, 2020

What’s in the New Indonesia-SpaceX Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A call between Musk and President Joko Widodo followed earlier talks about the potential production of lithium batteries in Indonesia.
A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies
December 01, 2020

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies

By James Guild
COVID-19 has presented state oil firms in Malaysia and Indonesia with widely divergent challenges.

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund
November 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund

By James Guild
Indonesia's ambitious plans for a sovereign wealth fund have raised more questions than they have answered.

Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics
November 17, 2020

Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics

By Sebastian Strangio
There is the question of Indonesia's bid can succeed. Then there's the question of whether it would be a good thing.

Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia
November 11, 2020

Islamic Firebrand’s Return Heralds Instability for Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Rizieq arrived in a COVID-wracked nation that will be increasingly receptive to his message of Islamic purification.
Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery
November 10, 2020

Australia Offers Indonesia $1 Billion to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra's aid to Southeast Asia's most populous country.

Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years
November 06, 2020

Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years

By Niniek Karmini
After two quarters of contraction, Indonesia is officially in its first recession since the Asian financial crisis.
Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision
October 20, 2020

Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision

By James Guild
The controversial bill intends to drive a particular type of economic growth, one that prioritizes manufacturing and investment.

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?
October 16, 2020

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?

By James Guild
Absent improvements in regulation and licensing, the breakneck growth in Indonesia's digital economy will soon reach its limits.

Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia
October 09, 2020

Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia

By Associated Press
Civil society groups and trade unions say that the law will undermine crucial labor and environmental protections.

The Five Strategic Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations
October 07, 2020

The Five Strategic Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations

By Noto Suoneto
As a new ambassador takes up his post in Washington, Indonesia faces a host of obstacles to a more fruitful relationship with the U.S.
Why the World Bank Torched its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Ranking
October 07, 2020

Why the World Bank Torched its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Ranking

By James Guild
In addition to encouraging bad economic policy-making, the ranking incentivized nations to game the system.

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