Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad

Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad
University of Indonesia | UI · International Relations

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia. He also serves as the Executive Secretary of the university's ASEAN Studies Center. His research interests are issues on the nexus between 'the global' and 'the local,' including in foreign policy analysis, palm oil political economy, regionalism, and anthropocentrization.

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This article argues that rather than being an automatic consequence of the rising importance of palm oil in Indonesia’s economy, the inclusion of palm oil in Indonesia’s set of national interest priorities in its international relations was a result of an intentional campaign run by palm oil companies. Taking the subjectivist assumption on national...
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This essay offers a comprehensive picture of the development of the Islamic economy movement in Indonesia from its early stages (in the 1980s) until the present. The paper traces the development of the movement chronologically and elaborates the social and political dynamics that influenced this development through its various stages. It argues tha...
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Deforestation is still happening at a large scale in Indonesia and Malaysia and the impact on the climate is still enormous. Nevertheless, the dialectic of environmental NGOs and major palm oil producers, as well as the synergy resulting from di- plomacy between producing and importing countries, has led to the establishment of a powerful normative...
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The world is changing, so does the relationship between ASEAN and China. But how people in ASEAN perceive this change? Do perceptions towards China also undergo significant change in these 30 years in the minds of the people of ASEAN? Are there any old perceptions that remain popular today? What images are evolving together with the maturing relati...
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There are persistent tensions of both a technical and political nature between Southeast Asia’s two major palm oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, and the sustainability governance mechanisms shaping global environmental and trade standards emerging from Europe. The establishment of the national Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificati...
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Despite its public popularity, the claim that Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch for more than 300 years is now considered by historians as a historical myth, established as an instrument for nation-building. This article argues that rather than simply judging the claim as myth, we must understand it more comprehensively by employing the framewor...
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The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens the health sector but also impedes people’s access to food. This brief article examines the current outbreak situation in ASEAN Member States (AMS) as well as the imposed mobility restrictions which led to surging unemployment and worsening food security. This paper also explored actions taken by ASEAN and t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global disruption, with the emergence of this and other pandemics having been linked to habitat encroachment and/or wildlife exploitation. High impacts of COVID-19 are apparent in some countries with large tropical peatland areas, some of which are relatively poorly resourced to tackle disease pandemics. Despite thi...
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The survey aims to capture the opinions and perspectives of the Southeast Asian public on the region’s ongoing relations with China. It also aims to assess the performance of current cooperation frameworks and seek to identify rooms for improvement to provide recommendations.
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This chapter discusses the ‘anthropocentrisation’ of political–economic governance in Indonesia through the establishment, expansion and evolution of the modern state. The process began with colonial state-building in the mid-nineteenth century, following efforts by colonial rulers to exploit their colonies more effectively in order to compete in t...
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Indonesia is the world’s top producer of crude palm oil, and this strategic commodity has boosted the nation’s economic growth. The palm oil industry expanded significantly following the launch of the Perkebunan Inti Rakyat (PIR) transmigration program by the Indonesian government during the Suharto era. In the 1980s the PIR program brought many Ja...
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Reflection on Indonesia's palm oil diplomacy
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Indonesia is the leading global producer of crude palm oil. Mass production of palm oil requires large-scale land conversion, resulting in Indonesia having the world’s highest rate of annual primary forest loss. Given the contentious nature and scale of palm oil production, this article considers Indonesia as a variant of the developmental patrimon...
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To move forward, MIKTA needs to go beyond its identity as a group of middle powers. Being a club of middle powers does not provide a clear pathway onhow MIKTA cooperations and initiatives should be designed. This paper argues that with its unique position in the international society, MIKTA can play a strategic role as a ‘global policy broker’ in g...
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This essay attempts to examine the prospect of ASEAN integration in the age of anti-globalization by understanding ASEAN as a compartmentalized regionalism. It argues that discussions on the prospect of ASEAN are actually discussions on the trajectories of two separate regional projects: economic regionalism and political security regionalism. It m...
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Artikel ini mencoba menawarkan cara pandang ontologis baru untuk melihat ASEAN dengan memperkenalkan konsep 'compartmentalized regionalism' ('regionalisme terkompartementalisasi').Berbeda dengan pandangan umum para praktisi diplomasi ASEAN maupun para akademisi yang melihat sejarah ASEAN sebagai sebuah evolusi linear dari sebuah proyek regional yan...
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This paper is devoted to understand the dynamism surrounding the development of stances and roles played by Islamic scholars, in the MUI and Islamic organizations such as Nahdhatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, in the growth of Islamic economy project in Indonesia. Following the public controversy after campaign by Islamic economy movement in 1980s to es...
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Artikel ini mencoba melacak jejak pengaruh Democratic Peace Theory (DPT) di dalam agenda demokratisasi ASEAN. Untuk itu, tulisan ini mengulas pengaruh DPT dalam dokumen-dokumen yang menjadi panduan bagi agenda demokratisasi ASEAN serta mengenali lebih jelas pengaruh tiga 'aliran' ('strand') dari DPT, yaitu (1) 'institutional constraints,' (2) 'demo...
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This essay offers a comprehensive picture of the development of the Islamic economy movement in Indonesia from its early stages (in the 1980s) until the present. The paper traces the development of the movement chronologically and elaborates the social and political dynamics that influenced this development through its various stages. It argues tha...
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This article looks at the role of the Central Bank in the development of Islamic economy project in Indonesia.

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Palm oil is a nexus of global-local complexities. Looking at it is interesting!