5:03 pm July 6, 2015 | No Comment
You truly can have a better financial life and start building assets. To do that, you need to start with yourself and you need to take personal responsibility. Many times, people are scrambling to find scapegoats to their financial woes. Dare to be different and start doing things differently.
2:30 pm July 6, 2015 | 6 Comments
It is exactly the reluctance of the state apparatus to bring mob power under the control of the law which enables the reign of terror to continue.
2:52 pm July 5, 2015 | 2 Comments
Don’t bet that the Chinese navy will become Mr. Nice Guy in the South China Sea. There’s now a law that gives it license to bully the small fry.
9:57 am July 1, 2015 | 4 Comments
Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa has called out the Abbott government over its attempt to shrug off any cost to the bilateral relationship caused by the unilateral manner of its boat turnbacks.
2:26 pm June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
It is almost as if Jakarta is trying to give Canberra a taste of its own medicine, given the latter’s “megaphone” diplomacy in the lead up of the executions of the "Bali Nine" duo sometime ago.
3:19 pm June 28, 2015 | No Comment
There’s Atlantic Europe, a political powerhouse that boasts two nuclear states. There’s Central Europe, an economic powerhouse. Scandinavian Europe is a little of both. And Eastern Europe that’s none of either. And beyond Eastern Europe, is a Europe-stalking Russia.
12:16 pm June 22, 2015 | 3 Comments
Messianism is largely gone from the Jewish communities of today but it persists in the nationalist discourse of Indonesia. It remains to be seen whether the dashed hopes for Jokowi as Ratu Adil will finally see the last of mysticism in Indonesian politics.
3:52 pm June 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
Churches have been bombed, burned and boarded up in Indonesia because they belong to minority sects. In a neighboring country, genocide is perpetrated against an ethnic minority because their skin is of a darker hue than the majority, and they profess a different faith.
1:14 pm June 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
According to Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, pioneer of micro finance and founder of Grameen Bank for the poor, poverty is not created by the poor. It is created by the system. When people cannot afford to make a living for themselves, and young people sit around unemployed and doing nothing, there is nothing […]
2:43 pm June 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
How helpful is the football field comparison, especially when it is so inaccurate? And is the average reader really that dumb, or are journalists simply being condescending?
12:11 pm June 15, 2015 | No Comment
The refusal by both the police and the Attorney General's Office to involve the KPK in Dahlan’s cases is anomalous at best, if not illegal.
10:07 am June 15, 2015 | No Comment
What is obvious from the many studies on human genetics, archaeology, language and culture is that Borneo is a bit of a human melting pot, with people arriving at different times from the Asian mainland, Sulawesi and the Philippines, and bringing along with them their own habits and languages
4:45 pm June 14, 2015 | 2 Comments
Honesty is an expensive gift; don’t expect it from people who are cheap.
4:38 pm June 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Writing in 2009 for Foreign Affairs, political scientist Robert D. Kaplan said that the Indian Ocean is not just a geographic feature. “The Indian Ocean,” he said, “is also an idea."
3:14 pm June 8, 2015 | 11 Comments
The bigger picture is that about 10 percent of Indonesia’s land area consists of coastal peatlands. If all these are developed, drained and ultimately became inundated, Indonesia will simply lose a large chunk of its land area.
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