Indonesian International Relations Center or IIRS-Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization dedicated to provide academic, strategic insights and policy solutions to help students, academicians, decisionmakers about international relations. At this globalized world, international relations are not only an agenda for policymakers, students or lecturer but an agenda of all communities. International relations are deeply relevant and also influence our daily lives.
Indonesia is the fourth-largest country in terms of population size. It’s blessed with a multitude of ethnic, cultural and linguistic varieties that can be found within the boundaries of a nation-state that is the world’s largest archipelago. According to population census data in 2018 shows that population that is in productive age (15-64 years old) reached 179.13 million people or around 67.6% of Indonesia’s total population. The huge number predicts Indonesia to enter a new phase, known as a demographic bonus. Based on Pew Research, Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial, and anyone born from 1997 onward is part of a new generation or Gen-Z. The demographic structure (consist of millennials and Gen Z) will provide a window of opportunity for Indonesia to become a giant of Asia and a major power in the 21st century. But there is still adhere narrow nationalism and internationalism.
As the structural changes-geo-strategically, politically, economically- change the Indonesia profile in international fora. Globalization not only changes the international structure but also an agent’s way of thinking. The fact that – millennials and Gen Z- living in an era of widening and developing of technology and information sharing behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyles – both positive and concerning – for those who came of age in this technological era. The millennials and Gen- Z living in a digital world, so that why creating a digital awareness is very important.
IIRS-center is a site that would be a platform for everyone who learns about international relations. Connecting people’s understanding of international relations with the actual issues developing in the global communities. ENLIGHTEN the millennials-Gen Z on international issues that are new, actual, current and being actively discussed in other parts of the world. Constructing an understanding of international relations that bring international relations to the grassroots. Skyrocketing thoughts and ideas in the International Relations originating from Indonesia.