Disaster Commentaries / Op-Eds [English]


Why did the early warning system fail to save the lives of residents around Mount Semeru? The Conversation.

Caravan communities: older, underinsured and overexposed to cyclones, storms and disasters, The Conversation


Sailing through a perfect storm of COVID-19 with universal basic income for Indonesia. The Conversation.

Why political will is important to reduce risks of disaster. The Conversation

Are populist leaders a liability during COVID-19? The Conversation


Reviewing Indonesia’s tsunami early warning strategy: Reflections from Sulawesi island. The Conversation.

After devastating earthquakes, Indonesia must embrace radical change. The Conversation

Lessons not learned: Darwin’s paying the price after Cyclone Marcus. The Conversation


Is There Such a Thing as a “Natural” Disaster? RSIS Commentaries

International Disasters in Asia Pacific: Indonesia’s Civil-Military Responses, RSIS Commentaries

The West Sumatra Earthquakes: Not Learning Our Lessons? RSIS Commentaries

“Gaps” in Tsunami Alert System, New Strait Times, Singapore

El Nino: Coping with the New Normal, RSIS Commentaries

Zika Risk Governance and Climate Change, RSIS Commentaries


Linking Food Security, Climate Adaptation and Carbon Management: A Case Study from Indonesia. Landscape for People, Food and Nature.

Cities in darkness: Searching for new hope, Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Haze and Disaster Governance Deficit, RSIS Commentaries

Priorities for disaster risk reduction, Jakarta Post

Get ready for future crisis in food production in Southeast Asia, Jakarta Post

Jokowi’s Food Sovereignty Narrative: Military in the Rice Land? RSIS Commentaries

Brunei’s Vision 2035: Can It Achieve Food Self-Sufficiency? RSIS Commentaries

Netting more ways to keep fish farms sustainable, Strait Times Singapore

Climate Change and Food Supply: Reinforcing the North-South Divide, RSIS Commentaries


Agriculture and fisheries after the tsunami, Jakarta Post

Irrigation infrastructure prone to climate change, catastrophes, Jakarta Post

Climate adaptation creates conflicts, Jakarta Post

Asian food security under +2 and +4°C climate change: IPCC assessment report 2014, Jakarta Post

Quick response to volcanic activity, Jakarta Post

WTO Breakthrough on Stockpiles: Sustaining Food Security. RSIS Commentaries

Putting A Price on Carbon: From Lima to Paris 2015. RSIS Commentaries

Food Sovereignty Discourse in Southeast Asia: Helpful or Disruptive. RSIS Commentaries

Disaster Risk Governance: Strengthening Collaboration with Non – State Actors. RSIS Commentaries

Volcanos test Indonesia’s disaster management. East Asia Forum


Governing the risk of haze and ASEAN diplomacy

Let’€™s talk of defecation: Rethinking the future of sanitation

Sticks and carrots in urban waste management in Indonesia


Do we have more or less forests today than in the past?

Semarang joins the ‘sinking cities network’

Semarang joins the ‘sinking cities network’


Get ready for major disasters

Children and youths as climate guardians

Disaster risk science for disaster risk reduction


Early warning systems and politics of fear

Occidentalism and the Future of the Humanitarian Emergency Management


Feeling better, doing worse?

Our starving children

Reflections on the case of tsunami early warning system in Indonesia, Risk Frontiers Briefing Note # 184.
Warning system is about people, Jakarta Post


Aceh’s security, development and institutional transformation, Jakarta Post

Excuses, inaction only add to global warming burden. Jakarta Post


New direction needed for disaster management, Jakarta Post

Famine, drought, malnutrition: Defining and fighting hunger, Jakarta Post

The Cost Incomplete Worst Case Scenario, Jakarta Post


Kyoto’s Destiny and Global Future. The Jakarta Post

Disaster and the Path of Sustainable Development of Aceh, Jakarta Post

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