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Key Articles on U.S. & Indonesia

Below are recent key articles that address timely issues in Indonesia’s economy, environment, and current affairs.

April 2017
Asian Development Outlook 2017: Transcending the Middle Income Challenge Asian Development Bank 

Trump’s Foreign Policy in Asia IAI


March 2017
Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Staying The Course World Bank
Global Maritime Nexus: Towards a Grand Strategy for Indonesia? RSIS
America First: US Asia Policy Under President Trump The United States Studies Center
How Congress and President Shape U.S. Foreign Policy European Parliament


February 2017
US Policy Toward China Asia Society
Blueprint for a New Administration: Priorities for the President The Heritage Foundation
Water, Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy WWF
Building Situations of Strength: A National Security Strategy for the United States Brookings


January 2017
The Report: Indonesia 2017 Oxford Business Group
Indonesia Banking Survey 2017 PWC
A Conservative’s Prescriptive Policy Checklist: U.S. Foreign Policies in the Next Four Years to Shape a New World Order HKS Belfer Center
U.S. Energy Policy in the Trump Administration and 115th Congress EY
Trump and Strategic Change in Asia ASPI
Reinvigorating U.S. Economic Strategy in the Asia Pacific CSIS
Outlook: Half Full Goldman Sachs


December 2016
Jokowi’s Star Team: Why Indonesia Will Finally Get Inclusive Growth APS Insights


November 2016
Indonesia Economic Quarterly – October 2016 The World Bank
Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia The Asia Foundation
America in the Age of Uncertainty: American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Impending Trump Presidency and Southeast Asia ISEAS


October 2016
2016 OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia OECD


September 2016
 Committed: U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia and Completing the Rebalance Wilson Center


June 2016
Jihadist Disengagement from Violence: Understanding Contributing Factors  By Julie Chernov Hwang, RSIS
Protecting our waters from fisheries crimes  By Minister Susi Pudjiastuti
A dispensable threat  Inside Indonesia
Protecting tiger habitats: Challenges, opportunities  World Resources Institute Indonesia
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Trump’s Economic Policies Moody’s Analytics


May 2016
Indonesian Financial Reforms in the Making Bank Indonesia
Indonesia: The Battle over Islam  By Margaret Scott, New York Review of Books
The State of Local Politics In Indonesia: Survey Evidence from Three CitiesISEAS – YusofIshak Institute


February 2016
Indonesia’s 2016 Budget: Optimism Amidst Global UncertaintiesISEAS – YusofIshak Institute
The Jakarta Terror Attack and its Implications for Indonesian and Regional SecurityISEAS – YusofIshak Institute
What the Jakarta Attack Means for Indonesian TerrorismEast Asia Forum
The Importance of ASEAN Centrality in SunnylandsEast Asia Forum
Disunity Among Indonesian ISIS Supporters and the Risk of More ViolenceInstitute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Gender inequality in Indonesia’s labour marketPhys
The Impact Of Terrorism On Indonesia: A Foreign Investment PerspectiveValue Walk


January 2016
The Jakarta Attacks: Coping with the ISIS Threat Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Indonesia Tries to Trim Birth Rate to Aid Economy Wall Street Journal
Haze Deeply Cut Into Indonesian GDP Economy Watch
Deadly Jakarta blasts will not harm Indonesia’s economy Channel News Asia


December 2015
Indonesia Economic Quarterly – December 2015 The World Bank


November 2015
Indonesia: Balancing the United States and China, Aiming for Independence The U.S. Study Center, University of Sydney
From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State The New York Times


October 2015
In Times of Global Volatility: Indonesia Economic Quarterly October 2015 Report
The World Bank
In Times of Global Volatility: Indonesia Economic Quarterly October 2015 Presentation The World Bank
Taking Stock: U.S. – Indonesia Investment 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce
In U.S. Visit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo Calls for Elevated Partnership Indonesian Embassy
The 2015 MuhammadiyahMuktamar: Narrow Win for Moderates RSIS
Jokowi’s First-Year Report Card Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
U.S.-Indonesia Investment Report Examines Challenges to Greater Trade and Investment US Chamber of Commerce


August 2015
Plunging like it’s 1998 The Economist
Indonesia’s Economy Has Stopped Emerging Bloomberg View
With God on whose side? The Economist
Reducing the Financial Burden of Indonesian Migrant Workers: Proposals for Inclusive Growth and Village Prosperity Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
The Legacy of the Third World Project 60 Years Later Library of Congress


July 2015
Five questions: Dewi Fortuna Anwar Strategic Review
Indonesia Economic Quarterly, July 2015: Slower Gains World Bank
Indonesia and the South China Sea: A Two-fold Strategy RSIS


June 2015
The Rohingya Migrant Crisis Council on Foreign Relations
Forest Ownership and Management in Indonesia: Reducing Deforestation by Strengthening Communal Property Rights Center for Indonesian Policy Studies


May 2015
The Tale of Two Ports in Indonesia World Bank
Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Reflex Human Rights Watch


April 2015
Understanding Modi, Abe, and Jokowi Council on Foreign Relations
Islam, Women, and Public Policy in Indonesia Council on Foreign Relations
The Double Burden of Malnutrition in Indonesia World Bank
Happiness in Indonesia? 74th in the World Happiness Report 2015 Indonesia Investments


October 2014
Indonesian Foreign Policy Under President Jokowi Lowy Institute


March 2014
Investment in ­flux World Bank
What Myanmar Could Learn From Indonesia Huffington Post


February 2014
Indonesian Democracy’s ‘Guiding Hand’ New York Times


January 2014
Six Markets to Watch: Indonesia and the Philippines By Karen Brooks, Foreign Affairs
Economic Update: Indonesia Year in Review 2013 Oxford Business Group
The Real Trade Payoff in Asia By Sherman Katz, Senior Advisor, Center for Study of the Presidency and Congress
Indonesia’s Upcoming Elections By Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations


December 2013
Indonesia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation International Monetary Fund
Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Slower growth; high risks World Bank
Global Conference on Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth : A Global Synthesis Report World Bank
Weak, Therefore Violent: The Mujahidin of Western Indonesia Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)


November 2013
Getting Reformasi Back on Track by John Riady, Jakarta Globe
Indonesia Central Bank Increases Rate, Again New York Times
Indonesian Presidential Election Forcing Rejuvenation of Parties by Ulla Fionna, ISEAS perspective


October 2013
Doing Business 2014: Indonesia Economy Profile World Bank
Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific (2013) Asian Development Bank
Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2014 OECD
Partners in Prosperity: U.S. Investment in Indonesia USAID, AmChamIndonesia , and U.S. Chamber of Commerce


September 2013
Five Economic Priorities for Indonesia’s Next President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


August 2013
The EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013: Indonesia Ernst & Young
Indonesia’s Economy: Slipping The Economist
Investing in Indonesia KPMG Indonesia
Challenges in the 2014 Elections by JusufWanandi, Forbes
Poor Politics That Destabilized the Good Economy The Brookings Institution


July 2013
Survey of Recent Developments in Indonesia Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
APEC Energy Overview 2012 APEC
Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Adjusting to pressures World Bank
Indonesia Biofuels Annual 2013 USDA
Fresh Survey Reaffirms Joko’s Rise Jakarta Globe
Doing Business in Indonesia: 2013 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies U.S. Department of Commerce


May 2013
Growing Pains, Lasting Advantage: Tackling Indonesia’s Talent Challenges Boston Consulting Group
Taxation and Investment in Indonesia 2013 Deloitte
Value chains governance in Indonesia’s extractive and natural resources export commodities WTO
2013 Edelman Trust Barometer – Crisis in Leadership Edelman


April 2013
Multinationals Hasten to Invest in Indonesia New York Times
April 2013 Volume of Cornell’s Indonesia Journal Cornell University


March 2013
Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Pressures Mounting (English / Bahasa Indonesia)
World Bank
Power Market Structure: Revisiting Policy Options World Bank
Indonesia’s Rising Middle-Class and Affluent Consumers Boston Consulting Group


February 2013
An Indonesian Perspective on the U.S. Rebalancing Effort toward Asia National Bureau of Asian Research
Indonesia’s Economy: Tipping the Balance The Economist


January 2013
A False Hope? Indonesia’s Economic Miracle The Diplomat
Investing in an Accelerating Asia? Economist Corporate Network


December 2012
The New Indonesian ConsumerMcKinsey & Company – McKinsey Global Institute
Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Policies in FocusWorld Bank


October 2012
October 2012 Volume of Cornell’s Indonesia Journal Cornell University
Asian Development Outlook 2012 Update: Services and Asia’s Future Growth Asian Development Bank


September 2012
The Archipelago Economy: Unleashing Indonesia’s Potential McKinsey & Company – McKinsey Global Institute
OECD Economic Surveys Indonesia OECD
IMF Country Report No. 12/277
The Context of REDD+ in Indonesia
The Report: Indonesia 2012 Oxford Business Group