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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Assistant Professor in International Relations, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an academic focusing on the political economy of China-Indonesia-Middle East trilateral relations.

Based at Universitas Islam Indonesia as an assistant professor and director of Institute for Global and Strategic Studies (IGSS), he is also an associate faculty member at Binus University and is a research associate at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF).

In 2021, he was also a visiting lecturer at Universitas Paramadina.

Starting in March 2022, he is also a research professor at Busan University of Foreign Studies in South Korea.

He completed his PhD on Belt and Road Initiatives in the Gulf at the University of Manchester in 2018.

Experience

  • 2022–present
    Research professor, Busan University of Foreign Studies
  • 2019–present
    Assistant professor, Universitas Islam Indonesia
  • 2021–present
    Associate faculty member, Binus University
  • 2019–present
    Research associate, Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF)
  • 2021–2021
    Visiting lecturer, Universitas Paramadina

Education

  • 2018 
    The University of Manchester, Ph.D in Politics
  • 2015 
    The University of Manchester, M.A. in International Politics
  • 2014 
    Qatar University, B.A. in International Affairs

Publications

  • 2022
    The Political Economy of China-Indonesia Relations in 2021, INDEF
  • 2021
    The Political Economy of Indonesia-Gulf Relations, Pustaka Pelajar
  • 2021
    Islam and China's Diplomacy towards Muslims in Indonesia, Pustaka Pelajar
  • 2021
    Neo-Gramscianism and China's Roles in Indonesia, IPB Press
  • 2020
    The Political Economy of China-Indonesia Relations in 2020, INDEF
  • 2019
    China’s Efforts to Legitimize the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arabian Gulf, KFRCIS

Honours

The Most Productive Author 2020 (The Conversation Indonesia)