4:00 am October 23, 2014 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo has expressed support for the rights of Indonesian migrants abroad.
12:47 pm October 22, 2014 | No Comment
One of the first issues to confront President Joko Widodo after taking office is the proposed plan to drastically cut fuel subsidies. The general consensus among economists is that fossil-fuel subsidies are detrimental to the economy as a whole, as they are in effect consuming funds that could be better applied elsewhere.
9:48 pm October 21, 2014 | No Comment
Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono’s article in the Jakarta Globe newspaper on Oct. 20, 2014, about the success of Indonesia’s foreign policy under his father, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, can be interpreted as defending his father’s 10-year legacy in foreign policy.
10:35 am October 21, 2014 | No Comment
Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla took their oaths as Indonesia’s president and vice president on Monday. However, there is a number of crucial national tasks — such as in economics, politics and law, which need to be urgently resolved following the inauguration.
9:30 pm October 20, 2014 | No Comment
As Joko Widodo assumes the presidency, there are many issues competing for his attention. One of the most urgent is reviving the country’s sluggish rate of economic growth, which has sunk below 6 percent a year, low by historic standards and that of other developing countries.
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.
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.