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.
Beyond the constant strife with the U.S., China’s assertion of global powers runs into increasing resistance even by normally acquiescent Asian nations.
The once reformist President Joko Widodo, now in his second term, gets swallowed up by the bureaucracy and overall Indonesian politics.
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.
Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.
The world’s second- and third-most populous countries share a linguistic diversity.
From Dutch rule to one of the world’s major economies and populations.
Washington is outmaneuvered on the South China Sea Dispute by deft diplomacy, as ASEAN renders itself useless.
How Indonesia’s out-of-control deforestation and slash-and-burn contributes massively to global warming emissions.