Things have been a little quieter than usual on our Facebook page this week, while we work on some new articles and adjust to the new semester at university. We’ll be back in full swing next week – but in the meanwhile, these week’s links:
- Greg Sheridan thinks that Jokowi could be “Indonesia’s Obama“.
- On a related note, the Jakarta Globe analyses the relationship between SBY and Prabowo.
- The Lowy Institute’s Anthony Bubalo discusses football diplomacy, and how Australia could use it ahead of the 2015 Asian Cup.
- ABC News 24 recently talked to Jakarta Post editor Meidyatama Suryodiningra about the Australian media’s coverage of Indonesia.
- “Government bemoans crisis, ignores advice“: The Australian follow’s up Professor David Hill’s report into the teaching of Indonesian language in Australian universities. We’ll have more on this topic on the AIYA blog next week.
- Denmark is the latest Western country to pursue stronger ties with Indonesia.
- RSIS have published a commentary on regional influences and the future of Indonesia’s foreign policy (PDF).
- The Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch in Asia says that the ‘clock is ticking’ for Indonesia to address religious intolerance.
- IKAHAN telah memprofilkan Atase Angkatan Laut Australia di Indonesia, Katja Bizilj.
- VIVANews melaporkan George Calombaris, juru masak dan juri Masterchef Australia, sangat suka cendol.
Our Western Australia chapter will also be holding their official launch at the Indonesian Consulate in Perth tonight! They’ve got four places left – RSVP through their Facebook group to secure yours.