In view of China’s pin-prick strategy, the world’s third-largest democracy is developing some military teeth.
Asian Nations and Their Languages
Three large Asian nations — China, India and Indonesia — are polyphonic and geographically diverse. They all made different choices on their national language.
The Complexity of Split Identities
What it is like being Chinese in Indonesia.
My Late Father, the German-Indonesian
Trauma and historical memory in Germany and Indonesia.
Advantage Asia: Social Cohesion as King in the COVID 19 Era
Social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the COVID 19 crisis. Asia’s case proves that social cohesion is Janus-faced, working in two opposite directions.
China Vs. Indonesia: Intra-Asian Power Games
Beyond the constant strife with the U.S., China’s assertion of global powers runs into increasing resistance even by normally acquiescent Asian nations.
Beyond Hong Kong: Unrest in Indonesia
The once reformist President Joko Widodo, now in his second term, gets swallowed up by the bureaucracy and overall Indonesian politics.
The Islam Factor in Indonesia’s Elections
Using the Islamic lens is the focus of Western analysis when it comes to assessing Indonesia’s political present and future. This limits proper understanding.
Land of the Increasingly Non-Free
Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.
Over 400 Languages: India and the United States
The world’s second- and third-most populous countries share a linguistic diversity.