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The Resurrection of Pancasila Nation

The Resurrection of Pancasila Nation

The word resurrection has a very deep meaning that constitutes to the new, resurrected state of condition that is much better and ideal compared to the previous state of condition.

Leading the Nation by Virtue

Leading the Nation by Virtue

by Wibawanto Nugroho* The recent court trial of indicted individuals in the corruption case of electronic ID card system in Indonesia has mentioned the alleged involvement of various key stakeholders in Indonesian political leadership. Although the mentioning of these names does not mean that these names are guilty (based on

The Challenge of Maintaining Indonesian Democracy and Unity

The Challenge of Maintaining Indonesian Democracy and Unity

This article was written by Wibawanto Nugroho, who is a PhD Candidate with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, an Indonesian Fulbright scholar and the alumni fellow with the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Political disagreement is not a new phenomenon and found in any societies throughout

Predicting Trump’s National Security Strategy and RI’s Interests

Predicting Trump’s National Security Strategy and RI’s Interests

How will Trump's presidency impact Indonesia?

Optimisme untuk Masa Depan Ekonomi Indonesia

Optimisme untuk Masa Depan Ekonomi Indonesia

Foto oleh Rizky Panca Saputra by Tasa Nugraza Barley  Di awal tahun 2015 ini perekonomian Indonesia limbung. Ibarat sebuah kapal, ekonomi Indonesia diterjang ombak yang cukup kuat. Bulan lalu, rupiah menyentuh posisi terendah dalam 16,5 tahun terakhir. Pertumbuhan ekonomi melambat, hanya 4,71 persen selama kuartal I-2015, atau yang terendah sejak 2009. Sementara

The Indonesian Spirit Lies Behind the Walls

The Indonesian Spirit Lies Behind the Walls

by Tasa Nugraza Barley Foto diambil dari sini. 107 years ago, the first native Indonesian political organization, Budi Utomo, was founded and began its long struggle for independence from the Dutch colonialists, its only weapons being education and cultural awareness. Every year on May 20, Indonesians honor these early nationalists by celebrating National Awakening

Reaching for Heaven

Reaching for Heaven

by Tasa Nugraza Barley Foto diambil dari sini. In the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, it may come as a surprise to find Protestant and Catholic churches scattered throughout the archipelago. In Jakarta, two churches dating back to the early 19th century still stand, remnants of the former Portuguese and Dutch presence here

My Unforgettable Journey to Sawahlunto

My Unforgettable Journey to Sawahlunto

by Tasa Nugraza Barley Going to West Sumatra for eight days turned out to be one of the most unforgettable trips during my tenure as a journalist. My previous trip to this province was two decades earlier when my mother took me to Bukittinggi, where my grandfather's name is craved into one

That Forgotten Historic Gem is Called Kampung Arab

That Forgotten Historic Gem is Called Kampung Arab

by Tasa Nugraza Barley As a center of commerce and politics for hundreds of years, Jakarta has attracted a wide range of people from across the globe. A testament to the global draw of the city is the historic Kampung Arab, or Arab Village, in Pekojan, West Jakarta. A completely forgotten place

Menghargai Kebesaran Jiwa Dua Tokoh Bangsa

Menghargai Kebesaran Jiwa Dua Tokoh Bangsa

by Tasa Nugraza Barley Momen yang ditunggu-tunggu itu akhirnya datang juga. Dua tokoh politik paling disorot di negeri ini akhirnya bertemu, usai keduanya melewati pertarungan politik paling fenomenal yang pernah disaksikan oleh negara demokrasi ketiga terbesar di dunia. Pertemuan ini secara otomatis melunturkan keraguan banyak pihak yang mempertanyakan sifat kenegarawan dari keduanya. Pada