Indonesia, Australia Strengthen Ties on Security
IN an official visit to Indonesia, the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop held the fourth Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers 2+2 Dialogue on October 27, in Bali, to discuss peace and security in the region. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said that both countries had agreed to intensify military partnership.
"We discussed the South China Sea issue and the threats of terrorism. [Terrorism] is our common enemy, we…
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.