Air Pollution in Indonesia
Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives, Indonesia) discusses the causes and severe costs of air pollution in Indonesia and outlines policy prescriptions for improving emissions outlooks and combatting climate change.
Indonesian Foreign Policy under Jokowi
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”) has outlined key foreign policy priorities, including expanding the country’s maritime presence, developing its role within ASEAN, and increasing defense spending. These decisions will affect Indonesia’s relations with its neighbors and the United States in 2015 and beyond.
U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century
Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power
Indonesia’s Economic Outlook Post 2014 Elections
Gunawan Wicaksono (Harvard University) shares his thoughts on what the incoming president could do to turn the tides and jump-start more robust economic growth for Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Upcoming Presidential Elections and Lessons from Democratization
NBR spoke with Karl Jackson, Director of the Southeast Asia Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, to assess the impact of religion and the civil-military relationship on Indonesian democracy, the upcoming elections, and Indonesia’s future role in international relations.
Status and Outlook of Indonesia’s Judiciary Reforms
Todung Mulya Lubis (Harvard University) discusses the progress of judicial reforms in Indonesia, the perception of the judiciary domestically and internationally, and the positions of the leading presidential candidates on judicial reforms ahead of the 2014 elections.
New Commitment to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea?
In September, ASEAN and China commenced formal consultations to establish a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. In this commentary, Carlyle A. Thayer reviews recent developments and assesses the prospects for this complex set of consultations.
An Indonesian Perspective on the U.S. Rebalancing Effort toward Asia
As the United States begins to shift its focus and resources to Asia, regional states are paying close attention to U.S. actions. Dewi Fortuna Anwar provides an Indonesian perspective on the U.S. rebalancing strategy in this NBR Commentary, analyzing regional dynamics and describing Indonesia’s expectations and concerns.
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Pandemic Flu Preparedness: How Far Have We Come in the Last Five Years?
In 2007, global leaders from science, industry, and policy gathered at the Pacific Health Summit on "Pandemics: Working Together for an Effective and Equitable Response" for two days of discussion and debate focusing on avian flu and other threatening communicable and non-communicable pandemics. As a follow-up to the 2007 Summit, NBR spoke with Dr. Peter Clevestig and Rachel Irwin to learn about the current state of pandemic flu preparedness, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.