Issue 14:2

Yusa Djuyandi, Ratnia Solihah, Siti Witianti

The Impact of Globalisation on the Privatisation Policy of Some State Enterprises in Indonesia

Globalisation is considered to have positively impacted some third world countries because it is believed to have the power to improve the life quality of citizens. However, anti-globalisation groups believe that the globalisation wave has made third world countries vulnerable to exploitation. In Indonesia in particular, globalisation has had both positive and negative impacts. One of the negative impacts is the growing global demand for the privatisation of state-owned enterprises.…

Issue 14:2

Kenneth Brendan Houston

Pseudo Neutrality in Intra-State Conflict: Myanmar’s Official Discourse on Rakhine

Although the most recent manifestation of conflict in Rakhine can be traced to the coordinated attack on Myanmar security forces in August 2017 by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (hereafter ARSA), it goes without saying that the problem has a longer history. For this paper a corpus of official Myanmar government sources was examined qualitatively using the critical discourse analysis (CDA) method. Within the official pronouncements of the Myanmar state since August 2017 we can discern the…

Issue 14:2

Asadov Babek Rashid ogli, Utkin Nikolay Ivanovich

International Legal and Organizational Framework for OSCE Activities in the Context of Human Security

This paper examines some aspects of the formation of the legal and organizational foundations of the OSCE's "human dimension" as a necessary channel for maintaining peace and security.Development of this direction, which goes beyond human rights issues, involves expanding the scope of scientific discourse in order to understand objective ideas about the humanitarian essence of the security of this actor. Various regulatory legal and organizational practices have formed over time, corresponding…

Editor's Desk

Mitchell Belfer

Going Viral: COVID-19’s Harsh Lessons

When the history of COVID-19 is written, its authors will not only judge the process of contagion, mortality rates and economic paralyses; they will also account for the triple crises of trust, governance and globalism. Many assumptions have simply been shattered while others — such as suicidal de-pendency — have been confirmed. It may be in vogue to debate whether or not COVID-19 is era-defining; if it is a watershed moment that will change the trajectory of history, but this is all specula…

Issue 14:2

Radka Havlová

Sino-Qatari Relations after the ‘Qatar Blockade’ in the Context of the Regional Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

The article examines the development of the relations between China and Qatar since the ‘Qatar blockade’ in June 2017. Both Qatar and China view themselves as strategic partners and their relations are developing on the diplomatic and political level as well as in the field of economy and finances regardless of the ‘Qatar blockade’ and Qatar’s subsequent regional isolation. The article explains that since the introduction of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, the mutual…

Issue 14:2

Masitoh Indriani, Amira Paripurna, Sascha Hardt

The Age of Fake News: How Does It Impact Social Cohesion and Democracy in Indonesia?

Fake news as a phenomenon has now created real-world consequences. Saracen, the online syndicate and producer of fake news in Indonesia, has exploited ethnic, racial, and religious differences. Through social networks, fake news has spread with lightning speed and is often unchallenged and uncorrected. As a result, it has threatened social cohesion and Indonesia’s security. This article aims to explore the Indonesian government’s legal and non-legal measures for addressing fake news as a…

Issue 14:2

Caroline Paskarina, Rina Hermawati, Nuraeni

Divided by Hashtags, Unrepresented Citizenship: Findings from 2019 Indonesia Electoral Discourse in Twitter

The 2019 Presidential Election has its own uniqueness compared to the previous presidential ones because the dynamics began with the emergence of #2019GantiPresiden, which means that the year of 2019 is the time to elect a new president. This hashtag appeared even before the stages of the 2019 presidential election officially began. Afterwards, various hashtags appeared alternately as markers of issues that developed during the presidential election. This article uses Twitter analysis during…

Issue 14:2

Diah Fatma Sjoraida

Development of Political Communication through Social Media

This study explains how the process of political communication that is still conventionally transformed through social media. A descriptive qualitative research method is followed. The results of this study show that the use of social media by politicians in the practice of political communication has a significant impact on people's political behaviour. The development of communication technology has penetrated the lives of humanity. One form of development of communication technology is new…

Issue 14:2

Adityo Darmawan Sudagung, Maya Bofa, Feliani

Desecuritisation of Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code on the Punishment towards LGBTIO

This paper aims to explain policy changes of Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code (SPC) regarding punishment towards the LGBTIQ community. The SPC was quietly announced in December 2018, which initially would have been implemented in April 2019. However, in May 2019, the Sultan announced that his government would not implement the SPC. The policy changes of Bolkiah will be analyse d by a qualitative method with rational choice and Securitisation theory. Data will be collected through secondary data from…

Issue 14:2

Indra Prawira, Rahmat Edi Irawan

Competition for Public Influencer in the New Democratic Era: Online News Media Strategy in Monopolising Political Communication

The media or press is losing its monopoly over the dissemination of information between the public and political actors as communication becomes more personal (Chaffee and Metzger, 2001). Therefore, it could be assumed that the mainstream media is less influential in constructing public opinion, especially in determining public agendas through the news. This phenomenon invites debate about whether the media will continue to decline due to the loss of its function mass communication (Chaffee and…

Valentine M. Moghadam: Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement

Book Review

Alina Shymanska

Valentine M. Moghadam: Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement

Despite this book not being a recent publication, the various issues that it brings to the table are still relevant topics for debates within academia. Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement by Valentine M. Moghadam examines three cases of three transnational social movements emerging as a response to liberalism and the globalization-from-above, which is defined by the author as ‘the latest stage of capitalism on a world scale’ (p.27).…

Peter Gill, Mark Phythian: Intelligence in an Insecure World

Book Review

Nikolozi Abzhandadze

Peter Gill, Mark Phythian: Intelligence in an Insecure World

In a world which is increasingly becoming more reliant on technology and interconnectedness, we must ask ourselves, what dangers may this rapid advancement in technology and communications could potentially pose? With these advancements comes further growth of intelligence agencies and their powers but we do not hear much about them, or even have any dedicated information on how they operate and what their true purpose is. Are intelligence agencies a ‘be or and end all’ organization? Do they…

Anders Corr: Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game in the South China Sea

Book Review

Imane Hmiddou

Anders Corr: Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game in the South China Sea

China is accused of not respecting International Law by illegally taking islands in the South China Sea. This implies that the country profits from all the goods in the area and consequently, neighbour states are directly affected by this act. PRC is legitimizing its acts by historical narratives which are not accepted by neither the neighbouring countries nor the international community. The international reactions toward China’s acts in South China Sea are following the diverse strategies…

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