The Parliament

For the first time ever I—accompanied by my girlfriend—visited the Parliament of Singapore. The modern-constructed building is the meeting place for the city-state’s unicameral parliament. Unlucky for us, though, that we couldn’t get into the building (we did visit the ParlConnect though).

For Indonesia, Maintaining Zero Enemies is Harder Than You Think

International Relations has not been very kind to Indonesia lately.

This article, written by no less than my professor (and my thesis advisor) highlights one of the latest problem to Indonesia’s ‘a million friends, zero enemies‘ foreign policy. To add more insult, the problem happens to one of Indonesia’s closest friends: Singapore. In many respects, both countries have excellent relations, not to measure both countries’ status as founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a fact well-known to many.

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