Asia’s emerging economies are at different stages in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. For some countries, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter as social distancing measures are being eased and economic activity is starting t
Many have complained of gaining weight during the current pandemic, due to staying at home and having the munchies. Well, there is one way to avoid that: have school age kids who are engaged in long-distance learning (Pembelajaran Jarak Jauh, PJJ).
The World Trade Organization's international trade statistics show that world merchandise dominance has been evolutionary, shifting from the United States to Asian countries. In 1948, the US share of world merchandise exports was 21.7 percent,
Seventy-five years ago, the United States waged the only nuclear war in history. Among the truths held self-evident by millions of Americans is the notion that the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved lives, both American and Japanese.
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has offered to buy 15 used Eurofighter Typhoon jets from the Austrian Air Force. The bid came after the US State Department issued an initial clearance for Indonesia to purchase the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrot
Recently Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto announced his intention to buy 15 second-hand Typhoon jet fighters from Austria. Prabowo stated that these planes, which each costs US$124 million, are needed to fully equip the Indonesian Military. But who
This is Indonesia’s second year sitting as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), raising the question as to whether Indonesia has made a difference on the council. If Indonesia has yet to make its mark, perhaps this
Many white Christian evangelicals in the United States have long believed that America has a God-given mission to save the world. Under the influence of this crusading mentality, US foreign policy has often swerved from diplomacy to war. It is in da
Today, Switzerland celebrates its national day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not only a severe health crisis but also has a deep and threatening impact on livelihoods and development prospects of people around the world. A national day is a t
While the COVID-19 pandemic rages, more than 100 low- and middle-income countries will still have to pay a combined US$130 billion in debt service this year – around half of which is owed to private creditors. With much economic activity suspe