Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Asia

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 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 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 […]
The program, dubbed the “Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment” (PGII), aims to mobilize $600 billion by 2027 in investments for infrastructure in developing countries with an emphasis on sustainable and secure development. Neither President Biden nor the White House fact sheet explicitly mentioned China by name. Yet, it is generally understood that the PGII aims to provide an alternative […]
Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, a defence analyst, stated that AUKUS would influence Indonesia’s foreign policy position in the Indo-Pacific tensions. Indonesia should decide whether to take a non-alignment position or join the US alliance.”  Suppose Indonesia wants to join the US alliance. In that case, it’s okay, don’t act like now, when I say Indonesia is not aligned or does not […]
As a result of the Western countries’ sanction to Russia related to Ukraine conflict , the economic situation may present an opportunity for Indonesia and Russia to foster business relations. The Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva, stated that while it is too early to assess the impact of the conflict on the bilateral relationship between the two countries, […]
Vasyl Hamianin, the Ukrainian ambassador to Indonesia, urged Indonesians to boycott Russian products and brands. Additionally, he urged the Indonesian government to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 summit. “I intend to boycott Russia,” he told Indonesia Business Post on March 24, 2022. […]
Since August 15, 2021, the Afghan government has been taken over by the rise of the Taliban. This is a serious concern for one of Indonesia’s trade relations with the Taliban. Previously, Afghanistan was ranked 127 Indonesia’s export destination country with an export value of US$ 21.38 million in 2020 with a contribution of 0.013% to the total value of […]
Honorary titles become less and less popular. Being addressed with those titles is also seen as a snobbish act. The abolition of honorary titles has made interactions a lot simpler and avoiding embarrassment when the incorrect title was used. […]