Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Politics

The 10-member ASEAN, which was established in 1967, has voiced a discourse on a common currency, just like the European Union (EU) with its euro. The regional grouping has its primary objective to accelerate economic growth as well as social progress and cultural development. Whereas its secondary objective was to promote regional peace and stability. […]
The 2024 general elections will be a third time lucky – if he still has it – for Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto. He had run as a presidential candidate in 2019, teaming up with businessman-cum- politician Sandiaga Uno and in 2014 with the then National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Hatta Rajasa. Prabowo had earlier run in the 2009 elections as vice […]
The geopolitics of energy from China and Russia has grown to be dominant with the help of their GDP, economic values in resources and market channel. Giving them an edge in mutually beneficial bargaining position. However, Western allies are concerned on this balanced of power that could spark a long-term energy volatility to the market. […]
Ex-terror convict Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, known as the spiritual leader of shadowy militant group Jemaah Islamiyah that aims to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia, did the unthinkable on Wednesday as he participated in the Independence Day ceremony at his boarding school in the Central Java district of Sukoharjo. It was also the first ever August 17 ceremony to be […]
Indonesia, the United States and their 13 allies are holding a joint military drill that reflect their responses on the China’s military rise. The Super Garuda Shield (SGS) exercise takes place on August 1-14, 2022. Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Andika Perkasa and Commanding General of the US Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) Gen. Charles A. Flynn officiated the drill on August 3, 2022. […]
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made a series of visits to East Asian countries to boost investments and hedge future conflicts. Widodo and his entourage started their visit to China followed by Japan and South Korea. In his three-day tour, Widodo made around US$13 billion in investment pledges and business deals after meeting South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol. […]
Conventional discourse defines geopolitics as the projection and implementation of bargaining positions in international relations in terms of the geographical position of a country or region relative to other countries and regions. With the concept and doctrine for military superiority as a symbol to control land, air and sea. […]
Understanding the relevancy of contemporary classical geopolitics by looking at the political choices of a country that are no longer bound by geography but its geographical position. Culminating in the relevant era of dynamism, disruption and deception. […]
Military balance can be broadly categorized from two perspectives, namely static factors and dynamic factors. Static factors are the state of natural geography, natural resources and patriotism of the population. For instancel, the country where the condition is spreadly wide, hilly topography, steep with natural obstacles naturally has a distinct advantage. History shows that Greek in The Battle of Thermopylae, […]
Sensitives topics in Indonesia, palm plantations, human rights, have already cost journalists’ lives and seen others deported. Indonesia’s press freedom is hanging by a thread since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak restricting any forms of criticism towards the government and its handling of the pandemic. […]