Empowering Women, Empowering the Economy

Today, just over half of Indonesian women are employed, one of the worst numbers in Southeast Asia.

#WOMEN

I Try to Get Myself Tested for Covid-19 After Interviewing Budi Karya Sumadi

A Jakarta Globe reporter tells her story of trying to get tested for coronavirus after interviewing the Transportation Minister.

MARCH 17 #HEALTH

New Year, New Thinking? Climate Agenda Needs More Ambition

Investor appetite for green products is growing but a lack of investible projects is holding back the market.

MARCH 12 #ENVIRONMENT

Why President Jokowi Should Wish All Jews a Happy Passover

Around 200 Jewish Indonesians, mostly descendants of Middle Eastern and Dutch Jews, actively practice Judaism across the archipelago.

MARCH 04 #OPINION

Energy and War: a Global Game of Chess

A brief on the global energy game of chess that fuels the Syrian War.

MARCH 03 #OPINION

Indonesia's Automotive Industry Won't Hit the Brakes Anytime Soon

Electric cars will be the future of the automotive industry as they start to gain traction domestically.

MARCH 03 #OPINION

Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis: Prepare Now

Businesses should take all the necessary steps to ride out the novel coronavirus crisis.

FEBRUARY 27 #OPINION

VISION

How Jakarta Buries Its Coronavirus Dead

The Jakarta provincial government has issued standard funeral procedures to bury Covid-19 victims.

#EYEWITNESS

How Jakarta Buries Its Coronavirus Dead

The Jakarta provincial government has issued standard funeral procedures to bury Covid-19 victims.

March 26 #EYEWITNESS

Trump Starts Offensive for 2020 Reelection

The 2020 US election could be a powder keg that could change the landscape of not only US politics but also globally, including Indonesia.

FEBRUARY 27 #INTERNATIONAL

Opinions Should Never Be Dressed Up as Scientific Fact: Indonesian Media and Disinformation

Indonesian media should promote only articles that are supported by empirical data and valid evidence.

FEBRUARY 25 #COMMENTARY

Mainstreaming the Health Agenda in Indonesian Politics

Indonesians are only interested in health issues when things go bad.

FEBRUARY 18 #HEALTH

The Time Has Come for Indonesia to Decriminalize Drugs

Globally, the "war on drugs" has only resulted in larger production of drugs and organized crime holding more power.

FEBRUARY 11 #POLICY

Treating Disaster as a Social Problem

The severity of a disaster should be measured not by the magnitude of its force but by its societal impact.

JANUARY 27 #DISASTER

The Peculiar Case of Viktor Orban's Visit to Indonesia

The Hungarian PM is notoriously anti-Islam, the poster boy of European right-wing movement, but Jokowi has welcomed him with open arms.

JANUARY 26 #INTERNATIONAL

Indonesian Nationalism vs. International Law

Many Indonesians are turning to a hyper-nationalistic point of view of international relations in defiance of international law.

JANUARY 20 #INTERNATIONAL

Price Floor for Ride-Hailing Services: a Boon or a Curse for Consumers? 

For customers, a price floor could prevent them from getting the best deals possible.

JANUARY 17 #POLICY

Indonesian Universities: World-Class or Removed From Reality?

Academics should engage in more public discussions, helping shape voices and opinions in democratic policy-making.

JANUARY 10 #POLICY

How Indonesia Can Help Promote Dialogues Between Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians

Improving people-to-people relations is key to peace in the Middle East.

JANUARY 06 #INTERNATIONAL

Why Customer Experience Is the New Catalyst for Supply Chain Innovation

Despite popular belief, true supply chain innovation does not have to be disruptive.

DECEMBER 18 #TECH

Hi TOD, Bye Traffic: Transit-Oriented Development to Transform Jakarta's Urban Transportation

Singapore-based Infrastructure Asia says transit-oriented development (TOD) could be the solution for Jakarta's traffic gridlock.

DECEMBER 17 #TRANSPORTATION

Sink 'Em All or Swim With the Current: Reorienting Policy in the Fisheries Sector

Lack of communication between the government and the fisheries sector has been blamed for falling fish export.

NOVEMBER 25 #POLICY