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Indonesia May Be Wasting Its Ties With China and Climate Partnership Full Potentials

We are still six months away from the official presidential inauguration. Still, China has already invited Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto to visit Beijing to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping in person. During the visit, Prabowo reiterated his promise to continue Jokowi's development model, including partnerships with China.  ...

How COP28 Could Benefit From an Indonesia-China Bloc

The world's foremost governmental climate summit kicks off next week, in what is wrapping up to be the hottest year on record. The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties (COP28), opens on November 30 in Dubai. ...

West’s Delays in Financing Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Provides New Opening for China

Indonesia decided last month to delay launching an investment plan for the $20 billion Western-sponsored climate funding, known as the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). This delay shows us several things. First, the problematic nature of how our leaders are handling the issue of energy transition, and ...

Indonesian Nickel: Chinese Investments Must Heed Ecological Risks, Avoid Repeating European Colonialism Sins

Indonesia has a deep wound from colonialism. For centuries, Indonesia was a European colony forced to dig and provide raw materials for the European market. This practice was even maintained during the second president Soeharto’s New Order regime under the disguise of economic development. That is why, ...

Could China-Indonesia Climate Cooperation Resurrect the Pan-Asianism Dream?

"If Liong-Barongsai from China works together with Nandi Cows from India, with Sphinxes from Egypt, with Peacocks from Burma, with White Elephants from Siam, with Hydra Snakes from Vietnam, with Tigers from the Philippines and with Bulls from Indonesia, then surely the international imperialism and colonialism will ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...