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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Developing Indonesian Maritime Infrastructures through Foreign Investment.

By: Yuni Suryati Nawacita President Joko Widodo’s agenda known as Nawacita includes an objective to return Indonesia to its state of glory as a maritime nation. One aspect that must be noted from the Nawacita concept is the idea of developing Indonesia from the periphery. President Joko Widodo asserted that during his administration, infrastructure’s development will…