When most Americans were still getting cues on Japanese culture from The Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi, Indonesians were already hooked on manga, anime and a certain caricature of a naughty kid who likes to prance around without pants....
About Santo Darmosumarto
A diplomat currently serving as Assistant Special Staff on International Relations for the President of Indonesia. His academic interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, East Asian affairs, middle power diplomacy, and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. Santo obtained his PhD from Monash University, Australia.
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24 Sep 2012co-written with Junianto James Losari Come on, admit it. When hearing about Mongolia, you would probably picture the famous Genghis Khan and his nomadic warriors riding to glory, plundering cities across Central Asia. Also, you would probably picture cold steppes, dotted with herds of horse or sheep. In one corner,...
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04 Jan 2012Michael Barr's "Who's Afraid of China?: The Challenge of Chinese Soft Power" argues that no matter how China tries to "soften" its rise to power, most countries – particularly those in the West – are simply incapable of viewing China other than as a threat to today's world order....
15 Dec 2011The book induces the reader to question the supposed superiority of notions such as comparative advantage and tariff reductions, particularly vis-à-vis the interests of developing countries. It even delves into a discussion on corruption, and whether it destroys a national economy as much as the ‘Bad Samaritans’ would like us...
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