Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is a research professor at Korea Institute for ASEAN Studies and a researcher at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), Indonesia. His research focuses on the political economy of China-Indonesia-Middle East relations. Zulfikar received his B.A. in International Affairs from Qatar University and completed M.A. and Ph.D in International Politics from the University of Manchester. He is also a Project Associate of the Digital International Relations project at LSE IDEAS.
Indonesia-China: a smart city can make for clever politics
With a new capital to build, Indonesia can benefit from directing Chinese investment.
Getting the narrative right: China’s media reach in Indonesia
Beijing is weaving its story into hearts and minds in the region via influence campaigns that could impact democracy.
Putting food at the heart of China-Indonesia relations
Beijing sees Indonesia as a major contributor to its food security and this has found receptive ears in Jakarta.
Indonesia-China cooperation: Standby for take-off
For all the obstacles in the relationship, ties between Jakarta and Beijing look set to only continue to grow.
With a UN Human Rights Council seat, Indonesia has a choice
Jakarta could put human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, as well as clean up its act at home.