Kini meliput isu internasional. Sebelumnya menulis berbagai topik, termasuk politik, sains, dan seni. Pengasuh rubrik Pendapat dan kurator sastra di Koran Tempo serta co-founder Yayasan Mutimedia Sastra. Menulis buku Semiologi Roland Bhartes (2001), Isu-isu Internasional Dewasa Ini: Dari Perang, Hak Asasi Manusia, hingga Pemanasan Global (2008), dan Empat Menyemai Gambut: Praktik-praktik Revitalisasi Ekonomi di Desa Peduli Gambut (Kemitraan Partnership, 2020). Lulusan Filsafat Universitas Gadjah Mada.
Floating in Uncertainty
Rohingya muslims continue to live in dire uncertainty about what the future holds. Though desiring to return to their homeland, Myanmar poses major danger for them.
Asean & Beyond Edisi : Senin, 27 Februari 2023
Supporters of the Myanmar Junta
Myanmar’s military junta continues to receive political and financial support from other countries and international institutions. Are sanctions needed?
Asean & Beyond Edisi : Senin, 6 Februari 2023
The Thorn of Migrant Workers in Anwar’s Shoes
Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim promises to protect Indonesian migrant workers.
Asean & Beyond Edisi : Senin, 23 Januari 2023
With the Blessing of a Supportive Family
Sonya Elly was taken by her mother to Ambon to attend college amid sectarian conflicts taking place in Maluku. She was able to become an accomplished teacher thanks to support from her family.
Special Report Edisi : Senin, 12 Desember 2022
Anwar’s New Chapter of Spotlight
The King of Malaysia finally sworn in Anwar Ibrahim as the new prime minister while the National Alliance decides to become opposition.
Asean & Beyond Edisi : Senin, 28 November 2022
Countdown to Deforestation-free Regulation
The European Union will implement a due diligence regulation to ensure that products entering the continent are deforestation-free. Is Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System compatible with the new regulation?
International Edisi : Senin, 22 Agustus 2022
UN Reform Has Been Slow
President of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, presided over an emergency meeting on the Russia-Ukraine war on February 28 after the UN Security Council failed to reach a resolution.
Interview Edisi : Senin, 30 Mei 2022
The Return of Marcos
Bongbong, the son of former president Ferdinand Marcos, won the Philippines Presidential Election. He was propelled by massive social media propaganda to cleanse his family’s name and the disappointment of the people towards oligarchic democracy.
Asean & Beyond Edisi : Senin, 16 Mei 2022
The Countdown to No Restriction
One by one, European countries are beginning to withdraw Covid-19 restrictions. But the relaxation does not mean everyone can feel free like before the pandemic. Some still feel the need to protect themselves.
Cover Story Edisi : Senin, 14 Maret 2022
Reluctance to Censure Russia
Some ASEAN nations are reluctant to condemn Russia. Indonesia is not even mentioning “Russia” by name. Only Singapore declares economic sanctions.
International Edisi : Senin, 7 Maret 2022
The Burden of the Guardian Letter
The Indonesian Consulate-General to Hong Kong requires a written permission from a legal guardian for migrant workers planning to extend their work contract. It sparks protests from the workers.
International Edisi : Senin, 3 Januari 2022
Tensions are Running High under the Surface
The AUKUS pact and construction of nuclear-powered submarines by Australia put stability at risk in the Indo-Pacific. Some nations still have unanswered concerns.
International Edisi : Senin, 29 November 2021
Harvesting a Neighbor’s Sea Cucumbers
Three Indonesian fishing boats were destroyed for stealing sea cucumbers in Australian waters. Fishermen are enticed by high sea cucumbers prices and abundant stocks.
International Edisi : Senin, 22 November 2021
The Politics of Interpellation of Formula-E Race
Jakarta DPRD’s maneuver of its right of interpellation over the Formula E race against Governor Anies Baswedan carries an aroma of political competition for 2024. Rather than becoming a source of disagreement, the race should just be cancelled.
Opinion Edisi : Senin, 13 September 2021
Afghan Immigrants in Citeko
Thousands of refugees from Afghanistan are still stranded in Indonesia. They are waiting for an opportunity to be transferred to Australia.
National Edisi : Senin, 30 Agustus 2021
Taliban Offers Amnesty
Taliban offers amnesty to former government officials and those who worked for the United States government. They also promise press freedom and protection of women’s rights within the framework of Islamic law.
International Edisi : Senin, 23 Agustus 2021
China’s Ambition to Stop Emission
China sets the ambitious target of becoming carbon-free before 2060. But it remains actively constructing coal-fired power plants and is still the largest importer of coal.
International Edisi : Senin, 12 Juli 2021
Conflicts over the Magic Pill
Indian doctors disagree on the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients. The decline in Covid cases has also been due to regional lockdowns and vaccination.
Cover Story Edisi : Minggu, 4 Juli 2021
Conditional Victory for Indonesian Palm Oil
Switzerland approved free trade agreement with Indonesia. With the condition, however, that Indonesia produce palm oil in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
International Edisi : Senin, 22 Maret 2021
Signs of Peace in Rakhine
The Myanmar military and Arakan Army held a ceasefire in Rakhine. There is no guarantee that a further general election can be held in the Rohingya region.