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Jakarta seems to be playing a long game: keeping the great powers from outright conflict while reaping as many benefits as possible.
Economic and cultural biases tend to lead to Australian governments and elite institutions (including universities) looking past Asia in favour of Europe and North America.
Time and again, Indonesians have been confronted by a conversation over the role of women defined and bound by cultural and traditional values.
There needs to be greater equality within Indonesia’s diasporic communities if their strengths are to be properly realised
Indonesia has active diasporic communities with vast potential to enhance the nation’s economic prosperity.