Indonesia dominates global nickel production, key for EVs, but faces challenges in EV battery chemistry shifts and geopolitics.
The appointment of Jokowi’s son Kaesang as PSI chairman is a setback for the institutionalization of political parties in Indonesia.
To become the next Asian tiger, Vietnam will need to overcome its overreliance on foreign innovation inputs.
AUKUS can be expanded to provide Southeast Asian states assistance in undersea capabilities, cyberspace, and electronic warfare.
Vietnam’s hedging strategy toward the Belt and Road Initiative serves as a model for other Southeast Asian countries in managing relations with China.
Indonesia should use its chairmanship of ASEAN to preserve multilateralism amid a rising tide of great power rivalry and minilateralism.
Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous countries, is in the midst of a climate emergency.
The proposed site for the new capital faces forest fire risks. And the environmental threats to the megacity of Jakarta will not get any better.
East Kalimantan will be home to Indonesia’s new capital, which will be a “smart city in the forest.”
Recent protests were triggered after 43 Papuan students were detained by police. But there is a long history of violence against the indigenous population.