Jose Manuel Barroso is adamant in his stance that the European Union remains a solid alliance of 28 member states, despite recent dramatic changes and serious challenges. In 2012, during his tenure as the 11th president of the European Commission, Barroso received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the…
Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir with his South Korean counterpart Lim Sung-nam hosted the first High Working Level Strategic Dialogue (HWLSD) between Indonesia and the Republic of Korea on February 6. Both deputy ministers focused on bilateral cooperation in defense, economy, socio-cultural and human resources.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged instruments of ratification for a treaty between the two countries on the delimitation of the territorial seas in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. "Negotiations over our maritime border with Singapore are expected to be completed in…
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi went on a tour in Africa in a bid to improve and intensify Indonesia's relations with countries of that continent. Her first stop was Cairo, Egypt, where she held a meeting with the Egyptian International Cooperation Minister, Sahar Nasr, on February 5.
Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.
Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.