Posts in International Relations
Revisiting the Concept of Diplomacity

Diplomacity; the first time I heard about this concept was back in 2015 during a public seminar initiated by Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s former ambassador to the United States (U.S.). On that occasion, Dino invited his friend Parag Khanna, who is an expert in international relations as well as a prolific author. The seminar, his presentation, was quite eye-opening in that it caught me in several bouts of reflection, especially the moment after the term diplomacity was mentioned. Parag, who authored the book titled ‘The Future is in Asia’ set to be published next year, was also the same person who coined the term.

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Who Are You?: The Issue of Representation of Contemporary Nation-States

One of the most enduring questions for international relations student is regarding the relevancy of a nation-state in this era of globalization. Many argues that this is due to multinational company economic rule over a nation-state especially in developing countries, while others argue that international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund rule over a nation-state by its power to impose rules and sanctions. While this is an endless debate, with every side having their own argument, there is one aspect that is not really talked about: the issue of representation.

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A Peaceful Partnership: An Interview with the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Despite the many geological, cultural, and demographic differences between the Republic of Indonesia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the countries share many similar values that have strengthened bilateral relations for many decades. As stated by His Excellency Mr. Walid Al Hadid, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Indonesia, those similarities are the driving forces of a better relationship.

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