12:08 am October 21, 2014 | No Comment
The way he called his rival Prabowo Subianto in his inauguration speech as his good friend, shows his genuine capability to handle differences and opposition. We believe that most animosity between him and Prabowo was dispersed that very moment. Joko has begun the era of openness and an age of innocence in Indonesia.
12:35 am October 20, 2014 | No Comment
Strategically, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has put effort into making it easy for Joko Widodo to establish Indonesia’s foreign policy credentials until now. Joko does not have to deal with the daunting task of building a foundation for Indonesia’s bargaining position internationally.
12:15 am October 20, 2014 | No Comment
In this corrupt corner of the world, what more could we ask from a leader? Joko has everything worth celebrating to make his presidency a success. But every celebration must end, sooner or later. It’s time to face reality: Joko’s administration faces mounting challenges — and they will test him.
9:50 pm October 19, 2014 | No Comment
A coordinating maritime affairs ministry for is not a bad idea at all, since its task is to coordinate the policies of certain ministries, which very much relate to maritime affairs. But the problems may arise when it comes to the question of which ministries should resort under a coordinating ministry for maritime affairs.
8:50 pm October 19, 2014 | No Comment
Investors look for a number of signs to determine whether a correction has run its course. The reduction in big bets on the dollar and equities, the rebound of small-cap stocks, the rise in volatility and heavy activity in futures trading as the S&P plunged on Wednesday all stand as potential signs that the selling is reaching a crescendo.
8:40 pm October 19, 2014 | No Comment
It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of ASEM. It’s the third leg of a global triad connecting the world’s core region: NATO connects Europe with North America; APEC links East Asia with the Americas; while ASEM bridges East Asia and Europe. Without ASEM, the global architecture, imagined as a triad, would limp on two legs.
12:15 am October 18, 2014 | No Comment
The meeting and apparent reconciliation between defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and President-elect Joko Widodo on Friday was a demonstration of statesmanship
10:11 pm October 17, 2014 | No Comment
Regardless of all Yudhoyono’s blunders, we cannot deny Indonesia has moved forward from the days of Suharto.