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Indonesia as ASEAN chair – not rocking the boat in 2023

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When Indonesia took over the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in January 2023, the organisation was in need of strong leadership. Ultimately, Jakarta failed to offer much-needed leadership on new norms and principles to maintain ASEAN’s unity and relevance. But it did secure several tangible deliverables during its time as chair.

Another BRIC in the wall? Indonesia’s BRICS dilemma

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On August 2023, President Widodo attended the 15th annual BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in Indonesia’s capacity as ASEAN Chair. Indonesia will remain outside BRICS for the time being. But big questions remain. Will Indonesia will join the bloc in the future? And does Indonesia share BRICS’ enthusiasm for challenging Western dominance of the international order?

Talking Indonesia: pathways to extremism

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In the post-Soeharto era, terrorist acts have drawn attention through a handful of small, but committed, jihadist organisations conducting targeted bombings. In this week's episode, Elisabeth Kramer chats with guest Dr Julie Chernov Hwang about how social networks facilitate entry into and exit from jihadist groups in Southeast Asia.

Does Indonesia need to decolonise anti-corruption discourse?

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More than twenty years ago, Indonesia launched a determined crusade against corruption, collusion, and nepotism. However, the zealous spirit of Indonesia’s political reformation seems to have dissipated along the way. Kanti Pertiwi discusses how decolonising the anti-corruption discourse can create space for local conceptions of what constitutes corruption.

The Anies-Muhaimin Candidacy: mutual desperation or marriage of convenience?

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The Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar candidacy for the upcoming 2024 presidential election stitches together a disparate patchwork of ideological and religious interests. Virdika Rizky Utama dissects how this announcement impacts the political calculus in 2024.

Talking Indonesia: Jokowi Goes to Africa

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Joko Widodo’s recent trip to four African countries marked the first ever by an Indonesian head of state.So, what motivated such a high-level trip to Africa? Why did Jokowi choose to make such an historic visit at this stage in his presidency? What is the current state of Indonesia-Africa relations and what might Indonesia’s ambitions be for its future in the continent? In this week's episode Jemma Purdey chats with Dr Christophe Dorigné-Thomson who holds a PhD in Politics from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Indonesia.
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Can a new academic union resurrect grassroots activism in Indonesia?

Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of Indonesian Independence Day, workers from public and private universities in Indonesia declared the establishment of the Campus Workers Union (SPK)  on 17 August 2023. But can a new academic union actually reform university management in Indonesia? And what challenges will this new union need to overcome to defend the interests of campus workers?

Are venture capitalists sowing the seeds of Indonesia’s future?

In recent years, Indonesia has emerged as a hotspot for innovation and entrepreneurship. As Southeast Asia's largest economy and a nation teeming with young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs, Indonesia is now a compelling market for a new form of investment – venture capital. Dr Raden Aswin Raden Wahadi takes a look at the importance of venture capital for the development of the startup ecosystem in Indonesia.

Wrecked? Belitung, Indonesia and the politics of maritime heritage

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In mid-1998, as President Suharto’s regime crumbled, local fishers discovered a 9th century shipwreck in waters near Belitung Island. The Belitung shipwreck was one of the most significant – and controversial – maritime discoveries of recent times.

Indonesia as ASEAN chair – not rocking the boat in 2023

,
When Indonesia took over the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in January 2023, the organisation was in need of strong leadership. Ultimately, Jakarta failed to offer much-needed leadership on new norms and principles to maintain ASEAN’s unity and relevance. But it did secure several tangible deliverables during its time as chair.

Another BRIC in the wall? Indonesia’s BRICS dilemma

,
On August 2023, President Widodo attended the 15th annual BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in Indonesia’s capacity as ASEAN Chair. Indonesia will remain outside BRICS for the time being. But big questions remain. Will Indonesia will join the bloc in the future? And does Indonesia share BRICS’ enthusiasm for challenging Western dominance of the international order?

Talking Indonesia: pathways to extremism

,
In the post-Soeharto era, terrorist acts have drawn attention through a handful of small, but committed, jihadist organisations conducting targeted bombings. In this week's episode, Elisabeth Kramer chats with guest Dr Julie Chernov Hwang about how social networks facilitate entry into and exit from jihadist groups in Southeast Asia.

Does Indonesia need to decolonise anti-corruption discourse?

,
More than twenty years ago, Indonesia launched a determined crusade against corruption, collusion, and nepotism. However, the zealous spirit of Indonesia’s political reformation seems to have dissipated along the way. Kanti Pertiwi discusses how decolonising the anti-corruption discourse can create space for local conceptions of what constitutes corruption.

The Anies-Muhaimin Candidacy: mutual desperation or marriage of convenience?

,
The Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar candidacy for the upcoming 2024 presidential election stitches together a disparate patchwork of ideological and religious interests. Virdika Rizky Utama dissects how this announcement impacts the political calculus in 2024.

Talking Indonesia: Jokowi Goes to Africa

,
Joko Widodo’s recent trip to four African countries marked the first ever by an Indonesian head of state.So, what motivated such a high-level trip to Africa? Why did Jokowi choose to make such an historic visit at this stage in his presidency? What is the current state of Indonesia-Africa relations and what might Indonesia’s ambitions be for its future in the continent? In this week's episode Jemma Purdey chats with Dr Christophe Dorigné-Thomson who holds a PhD in Politics from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Indonesia.
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Can a new academic union resurrect grassroots activism in Indonesia?

Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of Indonesian Independence Day, workers from public and private universities in Indonesia declared the establishment of the Campus Workers Union (SPK)  on 17 August 2023. But can a new academic union actually reform university management in Indonesia? And what challenges will this new union need to overcome to defend the interests of campus workers?

Are venture capitalists sowing the seeds of Indonesia’s future?

In recent years, Indonesia has emerged as a hotspot for innovation and entrepreneurship. As Southeast Asia's largest economy and a nation teeming with young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs, Indonesia is now a compelling market for a new form of investment – venture capital. Dr Raden Aswin Raden Wahadi takes a look at the importance of venture capital for the development of the startup ecosystem in Indonesia.

Wrecked? Belitung, Indonesia and the politics of maritime heritage

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In mid-1998, as President Suharto’s regime crumbled, local fishers discovered a 9th century shipwreck in waters near Belitung Island. The Belitung shipwreck was one of the most significant – and controversial – maritime discoveries of recent times.

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