Nicholas Johnson

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Foreign Funds Add to Indonesia Sovereign Bond Holdings

Overseas investors have added to their holdings of rupiah sovereign bonds for the fourth week in a row.<p>Foreign funds bought a net 1.42 trillion …

Jokowi seen empowering Indonesian military

During the Jan 14 terror attack in Jakarta, troops from the Indonesian military, Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI), watched from the sidelines as the …

As Indonesian forests burn, new anti-fire agency feels heat | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As forest fires raged like never before across Indonesia last year, President Joko Widodo announced he was setting up a special agency to tackle the annual scourge that shrouds parts of Southeast Asia in choking haze.<p>Indonesian soldiers spray water on peatland fire in Pulang …

Moderate Muslims Urge Indonesia to Attack Radicalism at ‘Grassroots’

Moderate Muslims in Indonesia say the country’s fight against terrorism and radical Islam must be conducted from the bottom up —​ in the streets and …

Could Ties With Muslim Powerhouse Indonesia Be Israel’s Latest Pivot East?

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) visits the country’s capital of Jakarta. Photo: Jokowi Blusukan via Wikimedia Commons.<p><i>JNS.org –</i> At a time …

Wing & tail ripped off as 2 planes collide on takeoff in Indonesia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

An Indonesian passenger plane collided with another aircraft as it was taking off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Monday evening. …

Asian Countries Could Experience Widespread Water Shortages by 2050

The combined effects of climate change, population growth and changing socio-economic conditions could drive widespread water shortages across Asia …

U.S.-China Showdown Keeps Inching Closer

China is playing a game of chicken with the United States in the South China Sea. All signs suggest that Beijing is betting the U.S. will blink and …

Supreme Court seems set to side with Muslim woman in head scarf case

The Supreme Court, hearing the case of a young Muslim woman who was turned down for a sales job because she wore a head scarf, sounded poised to toughen rules against job discrimination involving religious beliefs.<p>Employers sometimes have a legal duty to ask a job applicant whether workplace rules …

Amnesty calls on permanent members of UN Security Council to lose their veto

It is one of the worst refugee crisis in the world with the numbers topping 50 million for the first time since World War Two caused by a year of catastrophic violence.<p>Those are some of the findings in the annual report from the rights group Amnesty International which points the finger of blame at …

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