Saturday, February 4, 2023

World

International geopolitical impact on Indonesia
The 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, felt special since it was the first after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak hit the world in 2020, which killed 6.74 million people. This year’s theme of “cooperation in a fragmented world” highlighted how countries would cope with the biggest issues such as the global recession and the Russia vs Ukraine war. […]
The global economic has seen a slowdown activity especially in past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries have issued stimulus measures, which included low interest rates and large-scale government spending, that led to an increase in the money supply and the potential of inflation. Supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic eventually prompted increasing costs for goods and […]
The diplomatic and economic relations between Indonesia and Russia and Ukraine is thriving until now. Russia’s invasion to Ukraine on February 24, 2022, has worsened the bilateral ties between both countries. However, it does not affect the diplomatic ties of the two countries and Indonesia. […]
The refugee situation in Indonesia has prevailed since the beginning of the war on terror, especially today with the influx of refugees from the ongoing Rohingya crisis. Indonesia has harbored refugees from war-torn countries mostly from Afghanistan, Somalia and Myanmar. […]
Indonesia, like many other countries, has been affected by the surge of terrorism worldwide. Many Indonesians are indirectly funding terror groups within and outside of the country, without their knowledge. The indirect support comes in the form of financial aid, primarily through charity organizations that falsely advertises who and where their funds are going to be directed. […]
The Indonesian court’s ruling to release Bali bombings convict Umar Patek early on parole was like rubbing salt to unhealed wounds for many, especially for Australians whose family and friends fell victims in the 2002 bomb that killed 202 people and injured 209 others. […]
Norwegian ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl docked at the Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, on November 7, 2022, for its One Ocean Expedition in a sustainable future from a global perspective. The vessel is part of the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation. The One Ocean Expedition kicked off in August 2021 and would last for 19 months. […]
According to the weekly Zeit, Germany’s counter-intelligence has been investigating two senior officials at the Ministry of Economic Affairs because Minister Robert Habeck suspects them of being Russian spies. The revelation was described as “explosive” and having the “makings of a political scandal” by the outlet. […]
Rising energy prices could lead to mass poverty in the EU, according to a professor at the University of Liege in Belgium, who spoke to the French news site Atlantico on Monday. Damien Ernst has warned that there are no signs that the situation will improve after this winter. […]
The death of longtime al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in late July in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul marked the end of an era. Zawahiri’s roots in the global jihad movement go back decades to his tenure with the Islamic Jihad in Egypt. He was one of the last veteran jihadists to work closely with Osama bin Laden. Zawahiri’s death […]
Afghanistan’s economy and people have suffered significant setbacks and hardships since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. […]
The program, dubbed the “Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment” (PGII), aims to mobilize $600 billion by 2027 in investments for infrastructure in developing countries with an emphasis on sustainable and secure development. Neither President Biden nor the White House fact sheet explicitly mentioned China by name. Yet, it is generally understood that the PGII aims to provide an alternative […]
The leaders of Western industrialized nations have acknowledged that isolating Russia economically for its invasion of Ukraine has significant adverse consequences for their economies, including dramatic increases in the prices of oil and natural gas. Europe faces potential shortages of natural gas this winter, as Russia restricts its supplies in retaliation for European support for Ukraine. U.S. and European political […]
The deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan is approaching fast, set for this May, despite high levels of violence. However, few believe the Biden administration will follow through, arguing that the Taliban has not held up its end of the deal to reduce violence. […]
After more than 40 years since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, no U.S. strategy has yet successfully addressed the broad range of threats posed by Iran. From the outset U.S.-Iran relations have been fraught with mistrust, animosity, threats, and occasional hostilities, interspersed with periods of negotiation and even tacit cooperation in selected circumstances. […]
Both of United Kingdom and Germany also other Europe countries have been predicted they will go and meet energy crisis as the impacts of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. The UK’s Green Party has proposed permanently nationalizing the country’s five major energy companies to ease the current cost of living crisis, The Guardian reported on Wednesday, citing party leaders. […]
Thirty members of Norway’s Royal Guard unit have been dismissed after using illegal drugs while on leave, their commanding officer Trond Robert Forbregd told the country’s state broadcaster NRK on Wednesday. […]
During Indonesia’s presidency of the G20 this year, the issue of the energy transition has emerged as an essential topic. The Indonesian government is very serious about accomplishing net-zero emissions (NZE) by the year 2060, among other objectives, through bilateral cooperation to accelerate the energy transition by intensifying efforts in mitigating and reducing emissions. […]
Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, a defence analyst, stated that AUKUS would influence Indonesia’s foreign policy position in the Indo-Pacific tensions. Indonesia should decide whether to take a non-alignment position or join the US alliance.”  Suppose Indonesia wants to join the US alliance. In that case, it’s okay, don’t act like now, when I say Indonesia is not aligned or does not […]
As a result of the Western countries’ sanction to Russia related to Ukraine conflict , the economic situation may present an opportunity for Indonesia and Russia to foster business relations. The Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva, stated that while it is too early to assess the impact of the conflict on the bilateral relationship between the two countries, […]
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine, will not disrupt the wheat supply in Indonesia . According to Fransiskus Welirang, President of the Wheat Flour Producers Association, Ukraine ranks 8th as an exporter of wheat. It should be noted that other countries can also supply Indonesia with grain. […]
Vasyl Hamianin, the Ukrainian ambassador to Indonesia, urged Indonesians to boycott Russian products and brands. Additionally, he urged the Indonesian government to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 summit. “I intend to boycott Russia,” he told Indonesia Business Post on March 24, 2022. […]
Indonesia bought 42 French jet fighters. Is it means that the country are moving closer to the Western defense block? […]
Since August 15, 2021, the Afghan government has been taken over by the rise of the Taliban. This is a serious concern for one of Indonesia’s trade relations with the Taliban. Previously, Afghanistan was ranked 127 Indonesia’s export destination country with an export value of US$ 21.38 million in 2020 with a contribution of 0.013% to the total value of […]