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Growth Challenges for 2018

Old foes Prabowo, left, and Jokowi will likely be the two main contenders again in the 2019 presidential election. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Jokowi vs. Prabowo: Who Will Win in 2019?

Jakarta. Several surveys published last year on the 2019 presidential election put incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the lead against retired Army general Prabowo Subianto, his main opponent. However, the die has yet to be cast as Prabowo continues to forge strong political connections ahead of next year’s regional elections. As of today, at […]
Politics and politicians still dominate social media trends in Indonesia this year. (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno)

Celebrity Weddings, Corrupt Politicians and Sports

What kept Indonesians busy Twittering, Facebooking and Instagramming in 2017? The Jakarta Globe went online and compiled data from the most popular social media and search engine platforms in the country and here are the results: 1. ‘Satan’s Slave’ and Celebrity Weddings Horror remake “Pengabdi Setan” (“Satan’s Slave”) by Joko Anwar ruled Indonesia’s Twittersphere this […]

Tradition, Culture Dominate Indonesian Fashion in 2017

Jakarta. Fashion trends come and go but tradition, creativity, culture and ongoing events keep the spirit of the fashion alive. This year’s most memorable fashion trends in Indonesia range from sporty streetwear to hijab fashion. Side-Stripe Trousers Shredded denim was a big hit in the fashion world last year, but in 2017, fashion adapted and […]
The Jakarta Globe interviewed Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to learn about Indonesia's developments in foreign affairs. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

FM Retno Marsudi on Indonesian Foreign Policy in 2017

Jakarta. Throughout 2017, Indonesia was working hard on foreign policy to maintain its position on the international stage and in the Southeast Asian region by promoting peace, security, stability, and¬†focusing on economic diplomacy. The Jakarta Globe’s Telly Nathalia interviewed Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in mid-November to learn more about these developments. What significant outcomes are […]
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