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Presiden Joko Widodo (tengah, kiri) menjabat tangan calon wakilnya, Ma'ruf Amin (tengah, kanan), sebelum mendaftarkan pencalonannya di Jakarta, 10 Agustus 2018. Mast Irham/EPA

‘Arus konservatif’ masih akan berlanjut pada pilpres 2019

Pemilihan Ma’ruf Amin's sebagai calon wakil presiden Joko Widodo dalam pemilihan presiden yang akan datang menandakan bahwa para politisi terus mengakomodir arus konservatif dalam politik
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre left) shakes hands with his vice-presidential running mate, Ma'ruf Amin (centre right), during a meeting with supporters before registering their bid for the 2019 election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mast Irham/EPA

‘Conservative turn’ will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
Perdana Menteri Australia Malcolm Turnbull dan President Indonesia Joko Widodo tiba saat sesi foto bersama dalam rangka KTT Istimewa Australia-ASEAN di Sydney, 17 Maret 2018. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Australia masuk ASEAN? Menelaah diplomasi Jawa ala Jokowi

Pernyataan President Indonesia Joko "Jokowi" Widodo tentang bergabungnya Australia ke ASEAN mengundang banyak tafsir. Ini telaah diplomasi Jawa ala Jokowi
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrive for photographs ahead of a bilateral meeting during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney on March 17, 2018. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Deciphering Jokowi’s Javanese card in ASEAN-Australia relations

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on inviting Australia to join ASEAN has raised speculations that he was just being Javanese. This is the background to that statement.
Masyarakat perlu didorong untuk menjadi pihak yang secara aktif bersolidaritas memperjuangkan hak-hak anak dengan HIV/AIDS. Stringer/Reuters

Stigma masyarakat menghambat pemenuhan hak asasi anak dengan HIV/AIDS di Indonesia

Stigma masyarakat seringkali menjadi jalan buntu bagi pemenuhan hak asasi manusia bagi anak dengan HIV/AIDS.
Metropoles like Shanghai have survived and thrived in large part because of their massive populations. But what happens when people start to become a liability rather than an asset? Reuters/Aly Song

Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities' huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt.
The remains of one of six partially eroded islands in the nation of Solomon Islands. Simon Albert/Reuters

Can we save low-lying island nations from rising seas?

Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
A 3D printer creates a sophisticated geometric structure, developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon. Reuters Staff

How 3D printing could disrupt Asia’s manufacturing economies

Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
The first ever ‘red alert’ day in Beijing: reducing air pollution is one of the primary reasons for government action on climate change. Reuters

Why China and the US have found common purpose on climate change

The US-China relationship is crucial to any global deal on climate change. How strong is their common commitment to working on climate change, and can it last?

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