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Modern Youth and Student Movement in Indonesia

The dynamics of Indonesia’s political movement is a fascinating subject to examine and be understood by a wide array of people, particularly by young people. The nature of young individuals, visionary and idealist stimulated the changes thus created the dynamics in the landscape of movements in Indonesia. Indonesia’s political movement has seen its beginning since the colonial period, noticeable by the birth of many youth-led cheap oakleys organizations. These organizations aimed to reform the social and political structure in Indonesia towards betterment of the society. However, nowadays such disposition has declined a great deal. Activities that gather people and march to protest against something or simply express particular views on certain issues are no longer considered less significant. Against that backdrop, questions are raised. Is the Indonesian independence truly taken for granted by the young generation? If not, what encourages the changes occurred that result in the depreciation Ideas of the nature of young individuals, which are visionary and idealist.

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The Trans Pacific Partnership: Should We Join the Pact?

In today’s global circumstances, international multilateral economic partnerships have blossomed in every corner of the world. It is believed to ensure the interdependency of one country to the next, reduces the risk of global warfare, and significant self-gain. As layers upon layers of agreements are established between countries, stronger ties are forged with the hope that more benefits would be reaped cheap football jerseys from interconnectedness. However, it must be said that more may not always be merrier, and taking precaution is advised, especially if a country is deciding to jump on a moving bandwagon. This is true in accordance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an issue that has now landed Ray Ban sale on Indonesia’s lap.

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MUN 101

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MUN is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students role-play as the United Nations countries’ delegates and simulate UN committees’ conferences.

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ISAFIS Movie Discussion : The Bridge of Spies

ISAFIS Movie Discussion

The Bridge of Spies – Bridging Movie into International Relations

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An English man living in the United States of America (USA), Rudolf Abel, is arrested as a Soviet spy in 1957. Lawyer James B. Donovan, former prosecutor for Nazi war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials, is recruited from his law firm to defend the accused spy. The ongoing Cold War gives a backdrop on how unenviable Donovan’s task was: the strong anti-Communist general view opted to give Abel capital punishment. However, Donovan meets the judge and demands Abel not be sentenced to death, for at some point he can be useful to swap with American spy Soviet might have in custody, rendering the judge to sentence Abel with a 30 year imprisonment. The scenario Donovan has presupposed comes into play when Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 spy pilot is shot down within the Soviet Union territory and captured in 1960. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) sends a covert message to Donovan to release Abel in exchange for Powers. As the USSR doesn’t want to admit Abel is their spy, the exchange is to take place in East Germany. Donovan agrees to handle the negotiations, and his skills are tested when more dynamics take place: cheap nfl jerseys an American economics graduate student in West Berlin, Frederic Pryor, was arrested and labeled as American spy. The Central Intelligence Agency prioritizes Powers’ release, but Donovan strives to take both Powers and Pryor back home. The deal is made and the exchange takes place at the Glienicke Bridge.

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International Studies & The Pink Tax Dilemma

Focusing on the “International Studies” aspect, our first biweekly discussion starts with how “International Studies” is distinct from “International Relations.” From there, we discussed about Gender Equaility as a part of International Studies. Gender equality is an objectivity that aims to achieve impartiality in rights and treatments between men and women, with “Pink Tax” as one of its trending global phenomenon.
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