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  • Direktur Eksekutif Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi Titi Anggraini menegaskan bahwa kita harus optimis terhadap demokrasi kita karena demokrasi sebenarnya adalah ke-Indonesia-an kita. Bagaimanapun demokrasi masih menawarkan sesuatu yang lebih baik dibandingkan alternatif-alternatifnya yaitu oligarki dan otoritarian. Kalau demokrasi tidak dipelihara maka kedua alternatif itulah yang akan kembali. Demikian diutarakan Titi ketika berkunjung ke Kantor Yayasan Perspektif Baru pada 4 Mei 2018.

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  • A sudden spate of terrorist attacks in Indonesia during the past few weeks offers insights into how supporters of the Islamic State around the world are reacting to the group's defeats in the Middle East. 

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  • What political miracle did former and now current Malaysian Prime Minister create on May 6? Not only did he come back after 15 years of political retirement following 22 years of service as Prime Minister at the age of 92. More importantly, Mahathir put the brakes on 60 years of the Barisan Nasional hegemony in a sensational electoral upset.

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  • In 2010, The New York Times described Boracay, previously known for its laid-back party culture, as Asia’s next tourism hot spot, and since then it has landed on the covers and “best” lists of travel magazines. Now in 2018, the question is whether any tourism spot will manage to make use of kind nature and easy culture that the world has come to expect of Boracay, Bali, Phuket, Halong Bay and many versions of paradise on earth.


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  • Now millennials are emerging in Indonesian politics and it is encouraging. We hope they will provide fresh voices and mew outlooks. It will be disappointing if they grow in strength only because they align themselves on the basis of group identity rather than by contributing to discourses on issues and causes.

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  • As we approach the 2018 elections, the big question is whether Indonesian democracy will survive her foray into identity politics. For all its faults, Suharto’s New Order has succeeded keeping identity politics hidden, albeit through measure which at times seemed grossly unjust.

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  • Pilkada serentak 2018 dan Pemilu 2019 memiliki presentase pemilih muda dari generasi milenial yang cukup besar, yaitu sebesar 48% menurut data BPS. Dengan presentase yang cukup besar dari generasi yang melek teknologi, Pemilu kali ini akan memiliki warna yang berbeda dibanding pemilu-pemilu sebelumnya. Akan lebih banyak kampanye yang menggunakan platform digital. Fenomena ini tentunya harus lebih diawasi secara teliti, karena jika lengah, keadaan bisa menjadi lebih buruk. Kampanye secara digital dapat lebih mudah disalahgunakan oleh pihak-pihak yang secara sengaja bertujuan untuk mempengaruhi hasil Pemilu.

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