10:29 pm August 3, 2015 | No Comment
Fighting back against the rupiah's slide and the nation’s economic slump, President Joko Widodo has jumpstarted a number of massive infrastructure projects across the archipelago.
4:39 pm August 3, 2015 | No Comment
The government and people of the Republic of China on Taiwan are committed to having their nation be a capable, responsible stakeholder as well as a facilitator and protector of peace in the region and across the Taiwan Strait.
11:37 am August 3, 2015 | No Comment
If you want to predict future precipitation for any specific place on Earth, such as Sydney or São Paulo or New York City, go down to your local casino and toss some dice onto the craps table. You’ll have about as much chance of success as do some of our smartest people using our biggest computers.
10:58 am August 3, 2015 | No Comment
Risma’s second term in office seems pretty much assured. But her real challenge will be to ensure the continuation of her vision after she leaves office; those with alternative visions for the city will simply wait her out.
10:19 am August 3, 2015 | No Comment
Armed conflict is a tried and tested method to persuade nationalists and conservatives alike to 'circle the wagons' and support the incumbent power
2:23 pm August 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Asean is not quite ready for the AEC. But with some significant improvements to how the Asean Secretariat is run, it may just be possible.
5:57 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
Asean’s relatively restrictive rules of origin may not have a huge impact on trade flows, as a large proportion of international trade in the Asia Pacific area is in the electronics and capital equipment sector where MFN tariffs are low and the attractiveness of preferences is (with or without restrictive rules of origin) limited anyway
12:26 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
Much can be determined by careful examination of the wreckage. For example, the nature of the structural failures can shed light on the forces that would have been exerted in order for this section to have broken away as it did.
7:30 pm July 31, 2015 | 4 Comments
Anyone who has tried to do business in Indonesia is familiar with the layers of bribes that need to be paid just to get port officials to do their job. This vile mix of corruption and red tape has for decades held back Indonesia’s true growth potential. Ending it can only be a good thing.
5:10 pm July 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
Indonesia’s ability to compete at a global level when it comes to research and development depends on the quality of the next generation researchers graduating from Indonesian universities and the support they receive upon graduation from the Indonesian government and in their respective careers.
3:35 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Mullah Omar's death could not come at a worse time. Omar's brutality was medieval. But for more than a decade, he served as the unifying force of the Taliban.
12:10 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
The draft resolution’s defeat does not stop any or all of the interested countries from setting up some form of national criminal inquiry or court, under their own criminal law systems, to investigate the circumstances of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
9:56 am July 31, 2015 | No Comment
The distance traveled -- roughly 5,000 to 6,000 kilometers in 15 months or so -- gives an average speed of about 15 centimeter per second. This is quite a reasonable value for the currents in the upper levels of the ocean water column where such debris might find itself suspended.