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Weapon and Diplomacy: Prabowo's Maneuvers to Embrace US and France

Indonesia's primary defense system modernization under Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is getting intensive this year. The update is necessary given the age of several strategic types of equipment, such as fighter and transport aircraft.

The Finance Minister' New Big Roles

The creation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and the Omnibus Law on Financial Reform will improve Finance Minister’s strategic role in solving persistent problems such as project fundings which add extra pressures on the state budget.

Risks of Erick Thohir’s New COVID Task Force

The government altered the health and economic mitigation strategy related to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joko Widodo consequently created a new ad hoc institution to handle both issues.

Patrick Sugito Walujo Networks

The Patrick Sugito Walujo and Jerry Ng duo surfaced last week following the planned acquisition 51 percent stake in PT Bank Artos Tbk, which is classified under the BUKU 1 category.