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Posted in English on Dec 20th, 2011

At the beginning of the 21st century, the Indo-Pacific region, consisting of the Asia Pacific and South Asia, existed in an interregnum. The Cold War and the period that followed had passed into history, and it was time for a new era to begin.
What began, instead, was the Age of Terror, inaugurated by the 9/11 [...]

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Posted in English on Apr 14th, 2011

In the 1960s, Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote with prophetic insight that the world was “no more than a village.”
“Electric speed at bringing all social and political functions together in a sudden implosion has heightened human awareness of responsibility to an intense degree,” he argued.
Five decades later, the prophetic has become ordinary. The term [...]

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Posted in English on Mar 8th, 2011

foto:AP Photo

As the rest of the world watches with amazement, and some trepidation, at the unsuspected revolution unfolding in the Middle East, Indonesians can be forgiven for treating events there with a measure of déjà vu. Relax, they say: We have been there, done that. Indeed, it is the Middle East in turmoil which perhaps [...]

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Posted in English on Feb 9th, 2011

foto: thejakartapost.com

There has been extensive media coverage in recent days about violent incidents having a background in religious differences. In Pandeglang, Banten, on Sunday, 6 February 2011, residents of different faiths had a conflict. Similar events took place two days later, on Tuesday 8 February 2011, in Temanggung.
These events claimed lives and resulted in the [...]

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Posted in English on Apr 7th, 2010

Anindya Bakrie is deputy chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).

When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao makes his first trip to Indonesia this April, he will beat US President Barack Obama (who has postponed his March trip to June) to  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) largest country. Premier Wen’s trip [...]

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