Commentaries

Will Prabowo’s Win Increase the Military’s Influence In Indonesian Politics?

The army’s influence has been on the rise over the past decade. Will this continue under the ex-general’s leadership? By Nia Deliana and Moch Faisal...

Gaza and An Alternate World Order

Introduction ­­­­ The crisis in Gaza shows that the multilateral world order has arrived at a new low of dysfunctionality. The international community simply sits...

The Bargaining Power of Spices

"Spices, once a source of power and diplomacy, lost value as colonialism and imperialism prevailed in the 19th century." Spices ruled Indonesia’s relations with the...

Indonesia: Nahdhlatul Ulama’s Dual Identity on The Global Stage

In the run-up to the G20 summit, one of the most prominent criticisms of the NU has been the idea that it is playing...

Chasing a cure for beriberi

Before the Dutch scientist and physician Christiaan Eijkman discovered the cause of beriberi in 1896 (for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in...

If not for IIUM, I could either be a takfirist or a radical liberalist

Political Islam has long been accepted as the source of insecurity and instability in the establishment of state and democracy. It is the most...

Patroli, Gayo dan Kolera 1876

Ketika menemukan informasi tentang apa yang dialami oleh serdadu tentara Belanda saat berpatroli, menjadi lebih jelaslah mengapa pertahanan Belanda sejak tahun 1874-1890an hanya mengandalkan...

Denda Kalah Perang 1877

Ternyata pemberlakuan hukum pajak dan kuli adalah denda bagi pihak kalah perang. Setidaknya itu yang digambarkan dalam edaran surat khabar De Locomotief bertanggalkan Senin...

Peristiwa Chevrolet dan Kuli 1929

      Miris dan lucu, ketika menemukan bahwa kejadian teraneh dalam sepanjang sejarah perusahaan mobil Chevrolet Amerika itu ternyata terjadi di Aceh. Ini berdasarkan laporan berita dari the...

Diskursif Stereotip dalam Palestine Daily Herald 1904

Perang antara Aceh dan Belanda punya tempat khusus dalam koran-koran dunia pada zamannya. Antara tahun 1870-1930, terdapat banyak sekali ekstrak laporan koran dari Hindia...
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