Veena Babulal, one of the more promising of a new generation of journalists in South East Asia, is a reporter for the largest national daily in Malaysia, the New Straits Times. Her recent story, “ELECTION 2008: BN novice confident of bigger win,” is the product of her first election as a reporter. Supporters of theContinue reading “Rising Stars In Malaysian Journalism”
The fact that US defense secretary Robert Gates is in Jarkarta right now makes all the more urgent the need for America and Indonesia to forge strong new ties and reinvigorate old ones. This was outlined in my piece in last weekâ€™s Asian American Press, where I argued that the Indonesian peopleâ€™s interest in whatContinue reading “Gates in Indonesia: US-Indo Ties Need Strengthening”
Ted’s article, “The US Elections in Indonesia,” was published in this week’s edition of the Asian American Press.
Oh, the places I’ve been. The trees are not quite so green as this photo might lead one to believe… at least not at the moment. Give the snow a chance to melt. One day again we will ride our bikes down to the bridge and dive in the slimy waters, desperately waiting the hotContinue reading “Watching over you”
For a long time, itâ€™s been OK to indulge in the comfort of mediocrity. A long period of prosperity has made it all too easy to settle into a full time, five day work week, not getting rich or changing the world, but living a very happy life. However, the recent economic shakeup, asContinue reading “Fearing Mediocrity in 2008”
As the global dominance of the United States continues to lose legitimacy, it is more essential than ever that ties with Indonesia, and other countries that have been neglected for too long, be repaired and strengthened. Â The world, and Indonesians in particular, are more eager than in a long time to build ties with America.Continue reading “Notes on Evolving Indo-US Relations”