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February 17, 2017

India’s Space Program, Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination, Jakarta’s Elections, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India’s space program shoots for the stars. This Wednesday, the Indian Space …

India Satellite Launch 104 space

October 18, 2012

Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals Part II

How should the next set of global development goals be chosen? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and …


May 12, 2015

Preparing for Jokowi’s Visit to Washington

Two weeks ago, a senior aide to Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo confirmed that the Indonesian leader plans to make his first visit to Washington as president in June. Thus far, despite hope…


September 16, 2014

Jokowi’s Priorities

As the new president of Indonesia (don’t tell Prabowo Subianto), Joko Widodo has a full plate. The economy is slowing down, the education system is one of the worst in the region, the country’s physi…

Joko Widodo

December 23, 2014

New Year’s Predictions for Southeast Asia (Part 2)

Following up from last week, I am now counting down my top five predictions for 2015. 5. Jokowi wins over majority of parliament Currently, Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s coalition still lacks …


March 4, 2015

Politics and Government
Jokowi’s Fall

It has been less than a year since Joko “Jokowi” Widodo won the Indonesian presidential election, calling on his vast support on social media and from young activists to defeat the better funded and …


November 25, 2014

Jokowi’s Maritime Doctrine and What it Means

Despite coming into the Indonesian presidency as a man with minimal foreign policy experience, Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has attempted to launch a bold new foreign policy doctrine. Si…


August 22, 2012

Positive Signs in Indonesia’s Fight Against Graft

Over at Asia Sentinel, a report analyzes how Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission appears to be going after high-ranking Democratic Party official and allies suspected of bribery, including …

Indonesian President Yudhoyono accompanied by first lady Yudhoyono wave their hands at the end of a ceremony marking Indonesia's 67th Independence Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, August 17, 2012.

July 21, 2014

Politics and Government
What Jokowi Should Do Now

Certified as the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election by the country’s election commission, Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, has a tough road ahead of him. To defeat challenges to and establish his aut…

Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures to supporters a day after he was named winner in the presidential election in Taman Proklamasi, Jakarta July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (INDONESIA - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)