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ASEAN Centrality in Today’s Geopolitical Context – Interview with H.E. Jose Tavarez

The world is being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic along with its adverse impacts. Yet, the pandemic also not halted any geopolitical tension and rather to heat the situation. Now, countries around the globe are coping with economic and health crises simultaneously. In this time of hardships, ASEAN as a regional bloc has to cooperate and address the crisis together.

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Issues to Watch on Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Pandemic World – Interview with H.E. Dr. Hassan Wirajuda

I think it is a bit too early for us to talk about the post-COVID-19 world as we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And there is no clear sign when the pandemic could end. The number of those who are affected all over the world continues to increase. As of today, the latest record shows there are 26.3 million confirmed cases and 868.000 deaths. All countries in the world are affected by this pandemic without exception. There are countries which are badly affected, some are less, all with a different degree of effectiveness in mitigating this pandemic.

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FPCI Countries to Watch on Australia’s New Defence Projection – Interview with Prof. Rory Medcalf

On the 1st of July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the 2024 Structure Plan. Prime Minister Morrison highlighted the changing Indo-Pacific strategic environment that has become more challenging and less benign, creating a new environment that requires an adjustment in Australia’s strategic thinking and future plans. The strategic update and structure plan sees the importance of building Australian maritime power and deterrence capability, certainly creating a projection that will make Australia’s defence capacity more independent and self-reliant.

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The Paris Peace Forum – Introduction

The Paris Peace Forum was launched in 2018 by French President Emmanuel Macron to promote collective action on today’s most pressing global issues. The inaugural Forum attracted 65 Heads of State and convened leaders from governmental and corporate sectors as well as from civil society – all united in reaffirming the core message.

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FPCI Special Update on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Indonesia

Presently, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world, claiming tens of thousands of human casualties. The economic costs of the virus are still on-going but certain to be devastating to the global economy. Travel ban, trade restriction, social distancing and lock down are severely hurting businesses and will create loss of jobs. Indonesian economy has shown several damages that the virus has done to the country’s trade and industry, workforce, and financial market sector.

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FPCI Issues to Watch on Covid-19, US-China Relations, and ASEAN – Interview with Prof. Kishore Mahbubani

Along with the rising cases of coronavirus infection around the world, the political tensions between global major powers are also growing significantly. Experts from all over the world start to discuss the geopolitical and geo-economics aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak. From the fragility of the globalized system, the changes in global economic directions until the analysis of US-China power race competition during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

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FPCI Countries to Watch on South Korea and COVID-19 Outbreak – Interview with Ambassador Kim Chang-Beom

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on March 11th that coronavirus outbreak or also known as COVID-19 considered as the global pandemic. More and more countries are affected by the spread of this inevitable deathly virus. Governments all around the world are urged to enhance the containment and mitigation measures to protect its citizens from the COVID-19 infection. However, recently one country has garnered praise from around the world, on how the government-controlled the epidemic.

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FPCI-LIPI Roundtable Discussion – Global Maritime Fulcrum in Jokowi’s 2nd Term: Enhancing Strategic Clarity and Policy Content

On Thursday, 5 March 2020, FPCI Research and Analysis (FPCI RnA) in collaboration with Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) convened a roundtable discussion on “The Global Maritime Fulcrum in Jokowi’s 2nd Term: Enhancing Strategic Clarity and Policy Content”. This topic was raised due to President Jokowi’s vision of Global Maritime Fulcrum as Indonesia’s grand strategy. However, the vision seems to be fading at the beginning of President Jokowi’s 2nd term. It can be seen in how the terms “maritime” and “Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF)” have become rarely mentioned by the President as well as the Foreign Minister during the 2020 annual press statement.

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