Senior Adviser, Asialink
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Tracking Covid-19 Asia Cases
The Jokowi Visit Shows the Power of Personal Diplomacy
Australia-Indonesia ties endure when leaders have shared an ease of communication and confidence in each other’s agenda and ability to deliver.
China-Russia Friendship Awakens Fears of a New Cold War
On 2 December, Russian engineers opened a valve to start pumping natural gas down a 3000km pipeline across snow-dusted plains in Siberia to the north eastern Chinese border. The moment was celebrated via video link between Vladimir Putin in Sochi and Xi Jinping in Beijing.
The Future of the Asia Pacific Rules-based Order: Retaining the US, Integrating China, and Invigorating ASEAN
In the 75 years since the end of World War Two, the Asia Pacific has grown accustomed to an international rules-based order built on the exercise of US power.That state of affairs seems to have been taken for granted, especially in the years after the Sino-American détente when strategic competition largely disappeared from the region and economic opportunity abounded.
Indonesia’s Democracy: Will it Wind the Clock Back to the New Order?
Moves by political parties to wind back the clock on Indonesian democracy might overshadow the President’s economic legacy.