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Information Abundance and the Task of Diplomats: A Self-Reminder

Information gathering has been widely perceived as one of the main tasks of diplomats. In fact, diplomats are not only required to gather information but, more than that, also sort, manage, and analyse the information before submitting it to their respective governments. This task is imperative because the quality of information gathered by diplomats will… Continue reading Information Abundance and the Task of Diplomats: A Self-Reminder

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Twitter as Tool of Diplomacy: Lessons Learned from Other Foreign Ministries

In her keynote speech delivered in front of Indonesia’s largest blogger community on 9 October 2016, the Indonesian Foreign Minister Mrs. Retno Marsudi emphasized the importance of social media as a tool for diplomats to obtain timely information and represent Indonesia abroad. Mrs. Marsudi further said that “the biggest mistake is if we are not… Continue reading Twitter as Tool of Diplomacy: Lessons Learned from Other Foreign Ministries

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Beyond Maritime Diplomacy: Foreign Ministry’s Roles in Implementing the Indonesian Ocean Policy

On February 2017 the government issued the Presidential Decree on Indonesian Ocean Policy (IOP). The decree was designed to achieve the Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF) vision of Indonesia as a sovereign, advanced, independent, strong maritime nation that is able to provide positive contribution for peace and security in the region as well as to the… Continue reading Beyond Maritime Diplomacy: Foreign Ministry’s Roles in Implementing the Indonesian Ocean Policy

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Palm oil and challenges to Indonesia’s plantation commodities’ sustainability

According to current statistics published by the Ministry of Trade, in 2017 the plantation sector contributed USD 41.9 billion to Indonesia’s export. This value is equivalent to 27% of overall Indonesia’s export value of USD 153.2 billion. This figure shows that the plantation sector has a significant contribution to Indonesia’s economy. Any disruption to plantation… Continue reading Palm oil and challenges to Indonesia’s plantation commodities’ sustainability

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Indonesia’s position in global discourse on corruption

In the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) recently released by Transparency International, Indonesia is ranked 96th out of 180 countries. With CPI score of 36 Indonesia, unfortunately,  is still perceived as corrupt. Among G20 countries, for example, Indonesia is ranked 16th together with Brazil. Only two G20 countries – Russia and Mexico – whose scores are worse… Continue reading Indonesia’s position in global discourse on corruption

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The importance of ethics in leadership in the absence of solitary standard of morals

Ethics and morals play important role in defining the quality of leadership. People often use those two concepts to analyze behavior of leaders, particularly in distinguishing ‘good’ and ‘bad’ behaviors. We should bear in mind, however, that ethics and morals are two different concepts. In certain situation or context ethics and morals may be in… Continue reading The importance of ethics in leadership in the absence of solitary standard of morals

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The Rohingya Crisis and Indonesia’s Possible Leading Role in Securing Asia-Pacific Regional Architecture

Indonesia perceives regional stability as one of its national interest. Hence, Indonesia has been actively taking part in various efforts to develop a regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific. Pinthong (2015) defines regional architecture as creation of an optimal regional conditions for economies to prosper, societies to progress and human security to flourish. Pinthong further describes… Continue reading The Rohingya Crisis and Indonesia’s Possible Leading Role in Securing Asia-Pacific Regional Architecture

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Mencermati Pidato Kenegaraan Trump

RABU (31/1) pagi waktu Ja­kar­ta, Presiden Donald Trump menyampaikan state of the union address atau pi­da­to kenegaraan di depan Kong­res. Tradisi tahunan ini ada­lah sa­lah satu momen paling di­tung­gu dalam kalender po­li­tik Ame­rika Serikat (AS). Pre­si­den-pre­siden AS sebelum Trump meng­gunakan pidato ini untuk me­n­jelaskan arah k­e­bi­jakan me­re­ka, baik di tingkat do­mestik mau­pun di level internasional. Momen ini dianggap… Continue reading Mencermati Pidato Kenegaraan Trump

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Trump dan Teka-Teki Doktrin Politik Luar Negeri Amerika

PEMERINTAHAN Donald Trump di Gedung Putih telah memasuki usia satu tahun. Momen setahun usia pemerintahan Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) ini mendapat perhatian besar, tidak hanya di dalam negeri AS, tapi juga dari masyarakat internasional. Perhatian masyarakat internasional umumnya tertuju pada aspek kebijakan di bidang politik luar negeri Paman Sam ini. Ada dua faktor yang membuat kebijakan… Continue reading Trump dan Teka-Teki Doktrin Politik Luar Negeri Amerika

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Trump, Yerusalem dan Analisis Tiga Tingkatan

DONALD Trump adalah pribadi yang unik. Karena itu banyak yang maklum jika Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) ini beberapa kali mengeluarkan pernyataan kontroversial. Namun pernyataannya mengakui Yerusalem sebagai ibu kota Israel sungguh mengejutkan. Dalam pidato awal Desember tahun lalu, Trump menyebut pengakuan secara resmi Yerusalem sebagai ibu kota Israel adalah kepentingan terbaik AS (best interests), juga sesuatu yang… Continue reading Trump, Yerusalem dan Analisis Tiga Tingkatan