Democratic Transitions and the Might of the State

It has been almost two months since the 14th general elections that saw a change of government in Malaysia. The Pakatan Harapan coalition swept...
behind Syria strikes

Are there any ulterior motives behind Syria strikes?

Apparently President Bashar al-Assad and his minders are very determined to recapture Douma, countryside located at the southwestern of Damascus, the capital. Until last March...
Improving US-Indonesia Relations

Improving US-Indonesia Relations

The Donald J. Trump administration has pursued a foreign policy toward Southeast Asia that has simultaneously courted and alienated countries in the region. The...
Indo-Pacific dream

Indonesia assumes leadership in the pursuit of the Indo-Pacific dream

When a person having a meal bites off more than he can chew and swallows it, the upshot can be a bad case of...
Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

Indonesia’s Election: What to Expect From Jokowi’s Second Term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, appears to have handily won a second term and a parliamentary majority for his coalition in...

The Red Wave

The upcoming US Midterms on 6th November 2018 are the most important and critical in living memory. At first glance what is at stake...

Indonesia’s “Third Generation” Terrorists: Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Networks and Mindanao

As Indonesia continues introspection on the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) bombings in Surabaya, it must not lose sight of the regional context in which...