Recent Articles and Commentary


May “Indonesia Turns to Manufacturing to Counter Commodities Slump”good statement of the current government’s policy intentions

“Selected Articles on TPP”-
good review of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership


November “Macro Economic Policies”– by Anwar Nasution, Emeritus Professor of
Economics at the University of Indonesia, a short review of economic conditions since late 1960’s and their challenge for policy makers. A few prescriptions for the future.


January 5
“Indonesia’s Fragile Futureby James Castle, TEMPO Magazine, the author cautions
that Indonesia’s current economic policies should be more open and
integrated with global supply chains


January Challenging ASEAN: The American Pivot in Southeast Asia” by Donald Emmerson, America’s “re-balancing” towards Asia is not only about China but also about maintaining and growing its relationship with the dynamic region of ASEAN


November “Is Indonesia Bound for the BRICS” by Karen Brooks, excellent economic and
political overview that makes the argument that stalling reforms could hold Indonesia back as it receives accolades on the world stage.

February 7 Who is the Indonesian Consumer,market research in a

January 27, Speech of President Yudhoyono at World Economic Forum, Davos


August 10 “One Nation Undivided Under God”- Good discussion of Indonesian Islam and nationalism

July 7 Indonesias year of living prosperouslyexcellent review of Indonesia’s investment
attractiveness from Bloomberg News.

July 6 “A New Road For Indonesia and the United States” by Senator Richard Lugar, published in the Jakarta Post

June 29 “Patience Needed for Indonesia Start-up”– sage advice from an experienced Jakarta-based business consultant, Jim Castle