ya Insights | Tenggara Strategics


Effective tax incentives to increase investment

Tax revenue is very important for a country’s economic development. It creates what we call fiscal space that can increase the government’s ability to deliver development goals. However, as much as the government wants to use tax revenue ...


Old brothers under fire; revisiting TNI-Police ties

In the spirit of mending relationships following the recent Idul Fitri festivities that ended the fasting month, it is worth revisiting the relations between the “old brothers” — the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police...


Jokowi’s new priority: Improving governance

As President Joko ”Jokowi” Widodo prepares to appoint his Cabinet for his second and final term, the public is eagerly waiting to see who gets what. But the most important issue for Jokowi should be how to balance the need to form a profe...


Democracy shields Indonesia from Belt and Road fallout

Beware the debt trap. Chinese workers are invading us. We are losing our sovereignty.These are some of the warnings that have emerged in the past month after Indonesia announced that it would go after the billions of dollars offered under China&rsquo...


Boosting e-commerce under Jokowi’s second term

Now that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has secured another five years in the top job, it is likely he will continue to focus significant attention on infrastructure development. It is hoped that this will include more focus on digital in...


Elections: Upcoming challenges of identity politics

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is on course for a second term in office; quick counts of the April 17 ballots suggest that he won around 55 percent of the votes, while his long-time rival, former military strongman Prabowo Subi...