The Great Flood of Pangkal Pinang

— Written by Kelly Fitzgerald, Photography and Conclusion by Caitlin Jordan — News of Indonesia rarely reaches the U.S. unless something sensational like executions or elections happen. For this reason, I doubt that the disaster that afflicted our home here earlier this month made the news overseas. Bangka Island and Pangkal Pinang — the provincial capital and our home…

The Lure of the Protectionist Sirens in The Age of Globalization

— By Christopher Linnan — In Greek mythology, there are three (i) creatures called the Sirens who reside on the rocky island of Anthemoessa together. They lure passing sailors with their gorgeous voices and beautiful melodies, but when the seamen reach the island, they are shipwrecked. Economic protectionism is no different, as it offers the tantalizing…