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14 Feb A Test of Democracy – Indonesia’s New Normal

The Jakarta gubernatorial election has been dominating headlines with the incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known as Ahok) being accused of blasphemy. This election has become more than just a race for the governor's office, with wider implications for Indonesia's religious freedom, transparency, and democracy. To...

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17 Jan “Hate Spin”: Dr. Cherian George

On 17 Jan 2017, we held an evening talk with Dr. Cherian George on his latest book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy. The session was part of our Global Citizens Singapore series, looking beyond traditional politics and economics...

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23 Dec How Indonesia is stepping up fight against climate change

United States President-elect Donald Trump may have labelled climate change a hoax, but that has not stalled the momentum behind last month’s United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Less than one year after its adoption, the Paris climate agreement has entered into force, with...

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15 Nov Indonesia-Singapore retreat: Building trust on three issues

When Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo meets Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today, it will be their first-ever bilateral retreat. There will be plenty to discuss between the leaders of the two countries. Both are making efforts to cooperate, yet — as with all...

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15 Nov SIIA: A year in review

A look at the SIIA’s 2016 & how you can support our efforts   With the U.S. Presidential Elections, BREXIT, the South China Sea ruling, climate change, and inauguration of new leaders in Philippines, Taiwan and Myanmar, 2016 has been an exciting year for international affairs, and...

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27 Oct Regional Peat Restoration Workshop

On October 27, 2016, SIIA and the Indonesian Forum for Conservation Communication (FKKI) organised the Regional Peat Restoration Workshop in Jakarta. This was the first NGO-led workshop to bring together civil society organisations, private sector representatives, academics, development agencies, and other stakeholders to discuss the...

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27 Sep No Smoke Without Fire (Documentary on the 2015 Haze Crisis)

“No Smoke without Fire” is a documentary on the human impact of the 2015 haze crisis on communities in the worst-hit areas, produced by Sawit Watch, an Indonesian NGO and directed by Yan Aristo Manik. The film was broadcast on Indonesian television and has won awards....

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06 Sep Fighting fires and haze in Indonesia

The recent return of the haze to the region underlines the fact that agribusinesses should take more responsibility in fighting peatland and forest fires in Indonesia. While some industry leaders have stepped up to implement promising methods to tackle fires, many other agribusinesses are not...

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05 Sep Going beyond the economy in the ASEAN community

The Centre of Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia (CSIS) held a panel on 1 Sep 2016 in conjunction with their 45th anniversary, moderated by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. CSIS is a partner think tank of the SIIA in the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and...

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