TTCT – Các quốc gia Đông Nam Á xung quanh khu vực Biển Đông đều đã chuẩn bị cho một tương lai mới, dự kiến sẽ bất trắc hơn.
Theo Công ty tài chính PricewaterhouseCoopers thì năm 2030, 5 cường quốc đứng đầu thế giới về kinh tế sẽ xếp hạng như sau: Trung Quốc, Hoa Kỳ, Ấn Độ và Nhật Bản là 4 nước đầu. Đây là chuyện dễ hiểu. Nước thứ 6 là Nga. Vậy nước thứ 5 là nước nào? Anh hay Đức? Pháp hay Brazil, Mexico? Hàn Quốc? Năm 2030, nếu mọi chuyện đúng dự đoán, cường quốc kinh tế hạng 5 thế giới sẽ là Indonesia.
Trong khi chờ đợi ngày vinh quang xa vời ấy, hiện tính GDP theo mãi lực tương đương (PPP) thì Indonesia mới đứng hàng thứ 7 (IMF 2019). Tính theo danh nghĩa thì Indonesia hàng 16 với GDP là 1.210 tỉ đôla, hơn 4 lần Việt Nam.
Jakarta is Asia’s greatest geopolitical prize. But its foreign-policy reflexes are long outdated.
FP, By Evan A. Laksmana, a senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
AUGUST 26, 2021, 12:47 PM
Indonesia could tilt the strategic balance in the Indo-Pacific. It’s the largest archipelagic state in the world and sits at the heart of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The country’s growing economic power, tradition of regional leadership, and control over critical sea lanes seem to predestine it to be a strategic fulcrum in the era of U.S.-Chinese great-power competition.
Getting Jakarta to align with either Beijing or Washington therefore seems like a logical step in the unfolding geopolitical drama. Indonesia’s every move—from military exercises to vaccine diplomacy—is scrutinized through this lens. Depending on who you ask in Beijing or Washington, Indonesia’s choice seems obvious. One offers growth and prosperity, despite bullying the region. The other has built a global network of enduring security relationships, though its commitments are often doubtful, inconsistent, or come with strings attached.
TTCT – Vụ tàu ngầm Indonesia thọ nạn mới đây có thể coi là lời cảnh báo về những rủi ro đáng ngại trong vùng biển khu vực, khi mà các “ông lớn” đang thay “đồ chơi” và “luật chơi” trong cuộc chiến dưới mặt biển.
Tàu ngầm KRI Nanggala-402 được xác nhận bị chìm ở vùng biển phía bắc đảo Bali chiều thứ bảy 24-4, Thông tấn xã Kompas của Indonesia ngậm ngùi loan tin.
Theo đó, vụ chìm tàu 402 xảy ra trong lúc chiếc tàu ngầm do Đức sản xuất này tham gia cuộc diễn tập nhắm bắn mục tiêu chiến lược của Hải quân Indonesia có sự tham gia của 21 tàu hải quân, 2 tàu ngầm và 5 máy bay.
Lực lượng diễn tập được triển khai ngay để tìm kiếm tàu ngầm mất tích.
A female flogging squad has enraged Indonesian activists. Authorities in the province say more women are committing “moral” offenses, which are punishable in Islamic-conservative Aceh by whipping or caning.
Indonesia’s environment ministry has terminated its forest conservation partnership with WWF, citing the organization’s violations of their agreement.
But the spat appears to have been inflamed by high-profile social media posts that praised WWF Indonesia’s work to tackle forest fires last year during a period in which government efforts faced widespread criticism.
WWF Indonesia has operated in Indonesia for more than 50 years, and its ongoing programs with other government institutions remain unaffected by the environment ministry’s move.
JANUARY 1, 2020 / 7:02 AM / UPDATED 16 HOURS AGO Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as “having no legal basis”, after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters.
FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno points at the location of North Natuna Sea on a new map of Indonesia during talks with reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File Photo
The boat trespassed into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone off the coast of the northern islands of Natuna, leading Indonesians officials to issue a “strong protest” and summon the Chinese ambassador in Jakarta.
TTCT – Chiều chủ nhật vừa rồi, 20-10, ông Joko Widodo (Jokowi) đã tuyên thệ nhậm chức lần thứ nhì. Ứng viên tổng thống hai lần thất cử, cựu tướng Prabowo Subianto, thay vì xua người xuống đường như hồi kết quả bầu cử được công bố, đã “hiền hòa” tham dự lễ nhậm chức sau khi cùng tổng thống chụp ảnh selfie. Thế nhưng, bầu không khí Jakarta lại nóng hừng hực bởi làn sóng biểu tình chống tham nhũng của sinh viên.
Sinh viên 300 trường đại học trên cả nước đã xuống đường phản đối luật KPK. Ảnh: AP
YANGON/JAKARTA — With Mt. Agung billowing volcanic ash into the sky above his home in Bali, Khairy Susanto was unsure if he could fly back after joining tens of thousands of fellow Indonesian Islamists at a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta.
Malaysian defence minister has said that the United States’ decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was “a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world”, pointing out that his country’s military is prepared to perform its duty if its services are required.
An international consortium of energy companies has presented its plans to develop a 6 gigawatt (GW) solar and wind hybrid project in Western Australia, designed to export clean energy to Indonesia through subsea cables.
Western Australia is set to take advantage of its significant solar and wind resources to export renewable energy to Indonesia, contributing significantly to the country’s clean energy future and energy security through reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels.
The proposed project is called Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) and is another mega energy project which underlines the significant opportunities that domestic renewable resources can provide for countries to become the ‘new’ energy exporters.
The hybrid power plant would be spread over 14,000 square km in flat desert land on the north-west coast of Australia.
As China and India shift away from coal, the fight to end use of this dirty fuel is moving south
Coal is on the way out years ahead of schedule in China and India. A recent report by CoalSwarm (an Earth Island Project), Sierra Club, and Greenpeace showed that, in 2016, that Asia’s two fastest growing economies are shutting down mines, scrapping coal plant plans, and building renewables far faster than nearly anyone expected just a few years ago.
More than 90 dolphins are held in captivity in Indonesia and trained to perform tricks in shows as part of the country’s so-called conservation efforts. Their future is uncertain as the government continues experimenting with a captive breeding programme to increase dolphin population in its waters.
21 Jun 2017 11:02PM (Updated: 21 Jun 2017 11:20PM)
KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian doctor on Sumatra island and a teenager in Jakarta fled from their homes last month in fear of vigilantes from the radical Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) who threatened and harassed them.
A video of the 15-year-old male being surrounded and slapped by FPI members went viral online. Indonesian police have said the teen and his family are now in a “safe place”.
Both the teenager and the female doctor had posted comments on Facebook on FPI’s leader, Habib Rizeiq Shihab, who is wanted by police in a pornography case. Rizieq had fled Indonesia for Saudi Arabia to avoid being questioned by the authorities.
“If (Rizieq’s) innocent, why run? Doesn’t he have 300 lawyers and 7 million supporters by his side? Don’t run away, bib (Habib),” Dr Fiera Lovita wrote on her Facebook page, according to Indonesian online media Liputan6.