Deasy Simandjuntak

Dr Deasy Simandjuntak is Associate Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

Articles by Deasy Simandjuntak (5)

Chief of Staff of the US Army, General James Charles McConville (C) accompanied by Indonesian Defense Minister, Prabowo Subianto (Front) arrives at the Indonesian Ministry of Defense offices in Jakarta, Indonesia, 12 May 2023. McConville's visit to Indonesia strengthened the military cooperation between the two countries.

Prabowo as Defence Minister: From Problematic Purchases to Provocative Proposals

Aswin Lin|Deasy Simandjuntak

Notwithstanding his high popularity in recent polls, Prabowo Subianto’s uneven track record as defence minister begs more scrutiny from Indonesian voters before they head to the presidential vote next February.

Indonesia’s Democracy after 25 Years of Reformasi: Rights, Wrongs, and Reflections

Deasy Simandjuntak|Made Supriatma

In this podcast, Fulcrum editor Julia Lau discusses the direction of Indonesian democracy with Dr Deasy Simandjuntak and Mr Made Supriatma, 25 years after the momentous fall of Suharto. Rights, wrongs and reflections: which way forward for Indonesia with the 2024 elections?

Recent Clashes at Chinese Companies in Indonesia Might be Fodder for Political Manipulation

Deasy Simandjuntak|Aswin Lin

A fatal incident last month involving a Chinese-owned mining company raises the spectre of political opportunists exploiting anti-Chinese sentiments in the run-up to Indonesia’s 2024 elections.

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and New Capital Plans

Deasy Simandjuntak

Dr Deasy Simandjuntak discusses with Fulcrum editor Julia Lau her analysis of Indonesia's foreign policy goals and direction post-G20 in 2022 and in advance of its ASEAN chairmanship in 2023. Other topics they talk about are Indonesia's regional leadership, the planned new capital of Indonesia, and Dr Simandjuntak's future research projects.

Beyond Jakarta: Indonesian Regions Resisting Muslim Hardliners

Deasy Simandjuntak

The rising trend of religious intolerance and hard-line ideologies, is being challenged across Indonesia. The central government must take the lead in dealing with such attitudes so that local authorities can follow suit.