Polarization is shaking societies across the world, from new democracies to long-established ones. Why are political divisions intensifying globally, and what can policymakers learn from other countries’ experiences?
Although most influential politicians in Indonesia are linked to powerful political families or the military, Jokowi rose to prominence as an outsider.But that is why his government’s active participation in formulating a series of regressive laws has enraged his supporters.
As President Joko Widodo looks ahead to his second-term inaugural next month, huge challenges lie ahead and some contradictions remain unresolved, including latent social cleavages, the evolving role of Islam in political life, and tough economic choices.
The potential is clear for both India and Indonesia to transform their demographic booms into engines of domestic demand while positioning themselves as alternatives to China for labor-intensive manufacturing.
This book describes how China seeks to reshape the international system to serve its strategic aims.
This book identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges.
As the nuclear weapon states face increasing international pressure to make new progress on disarmament, signing and ratifying a treaty for a nuclear free zone in the Asia-Pacific should be a top priority.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
The furor over the Philippines v. China arbitration case constitutes a significant development that could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
While the book's logic is compelling, with solid analysis and prescriptions, its recommendations for fundamental reforms fail to take into account the political-economy constraints embedded in post-Suharto Indonesia's complex and evolving political system.