The views and opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily represent those of the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce or its members.

Pancasila to the Rescue

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

May 31, 2017 Some say today’s Indonesia is not your father’s Indonesia. A political scientist I know believes that in 15 years all of Indonesia will be under sharia law. I am not so sure. [...]

Ambiguity and Sadli’s Law

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

May 9, 2017- My recent visit to Indonesia underlined a defining feature of Indonesia’s political economy: ambiguity. The common theme among all my meetings with local as well as international business people was that contradictory [...]

Is Barbie Guilty ?

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I will be visiting Indonesia next week and will likely be asked about President Trump's trade policy, articulated in his recent executive orders.  Will Indonesia, one of 16 countries under review with a large trade [...]

Indonesia’s Ticking Time Bomb

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Commentary by Wayne Forrest I fear a ticking time bomb could soon explode in Indonesia.  Its probably not what you think; its not a natural disaster or mass movement based on religion.  It has to [...]