Developing Indonesian Economy: Lesson Learn from China

By: Yuni Suryati Background In October 2014, the International Monetary Fund has named China as the number one world economic superpower. IMF measure gross domestic product and purchasing power parity/PPP according to the context of each country. From the calculations of this international financial institutions, at the end of 2014 China controlled 16.4 percent of…

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Brexit and its Implications for Indonesia

By Maria Renata Hutagalung, Noorman Effendi, Rio Budi Rahmanto, S. Sayoga Angkasa Kadarisman, Yuni Suryati Britain’s surprised vote to leave the European Union signals a new era for the post-World War II globalization drive, leaving open the question of how best to rein in an increasingly connected and interdependent world economy. Anti-European Union (EU) feelings…

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Combating Drug Trafficking in Indonesia

By Yuni Suryati   Indonesia is a potential market for international narcotics syndicates, as Indonesia is an archipelago with many islands as the entry point of drugs trafficking.  Unsupervised seaports and airports become very vulnerable for the drug smuggling. The drug dealers abroad are eager to market their goods in the country. Various methods are…

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Developing Indonesia’s Cruise Industry: Challenges and Potentials

By Maria Renata Hutagalung, Nooman Effendy, Rio Budi Rahmanto, S. Sayoga C. A. Kadarisman, Yuni Suryati.   The global cruise industry generated revenue of 37.1 billion US dollars in 2014, a figure which was expected to increase to approximately 39.6 billion by the end of 2016.[i] The industry made significant recovery after revenue fell below 25…

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ASEAN  Mechanisms on Human Rights Issues.

By Yuni Suryati. Introduction. ASEAN as an intergovernmental organization has always worked towards improving the lives of its member countries’ citizens, in the economic, political-security and socio-cultural aspects. To further ensure the wellbeing of the people, ASEAN decided to have their own regional human rights body, which reflects the strong commitment to the promotion and…

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Making Indonesia-EU Partnership as the Core of ASEAN-EU Cooperation in Human Rights Issues

Creative Friday #8. By  Dewi R Kartonegoro, Edy Wardoyo, Faizal Chery Sidharta, Khatira Museyibova,  Ri Thae Song, Simione Rokolaga, Sulaiman Syarif, Yuni Suryati.   Indonesia is considered to have achieved a relative success in its democratic transformation since the Reformasi (reform movement) of 1998. Since then, the promotion of human rights, governance and rule of law have…

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The Impact of Democracy to Indonesian Economic Growth

By Yuni Suryati. Indonesia is considered the world’s 4th largest nation (after China, India, and the US) and 3rd largest democracy (after India and the US). Indonesia could use all these superlatives for its benefit to further its own interests in the face of its rising global prominence, in particular the relationship between democracy and…

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Dealing with Hostage-Taking Situations: Lesson-Learned from the United States

By: Chery Sidharta, Dewi R. Kartonegoro, Edy Wardoyo, Sulaiman Syarif, Yuni Suryati. Hostage-taking Situation The U.S. Government has long experience in dealing with hostage-taking situations. According to the latest data from the White House, around 30 Americans are currently held hostage all over the world. The U.S. experience in dealing with hostage situation is important…

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Using Social Media to Promote Indonesian Tourism Industry.

  By: Yuni Suryati. In the globalization era, development of information and technology has grown rapidly. Internet makes the distance no longer a problem in communication. According to the data published by internet live stats, the internet user in the world reaches about 3.5 billion by July 2016. Among 201 countries in the world, Indonesia…

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Indonesia-Germany Cooperation to Enhance Skilled Labor in Information and Communication Technology

By Group 1. Andri Djufri Said, Catur Hadianto, Noorman Effendi, Rio Budi Rahmanto, Yuni Suryati. Indonesia and Germany bilateral relations should be further expanded in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT). While many European countries encountered economic slowdown (even recession) in the last few years, German’s economy has been pulling its weight to…

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The Role of Indonesian Diplomat as a Marketer

By: Yuni Suryati Economic Diplomacy became a buzzword in Jokowi’s Presidency.  Extending the President’s  vision for a foreign policy that is more “connected to the people”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi mentioned that in addition to protect the Indonesian citizens abroad and increase the country’s role at international stage, Indonesian foreign policy is…

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Ecotourism in Australia: What Are the Lessons Learned?

by Andri Djufri Said, Catur Hadianto, Noorman Effendi, Rio Budi Rahmanto, Yuni Suryati Tourism industry could generate many economic benefits for a country and its people. Tourism in Australia is an important component of the economy. In financial year 2014/15, tourism represented 3 percent of Australia’s GDP contributing A$ 47.5 billion to the economy.[i] Between January-July 2016, as many as…

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