[Muhammad Zulifikar Rakhmat] China’s expanding role in the Gulf during recent years has prompted much analysis, from both inside and outside the PRC. While these studies have enriched our understanding to a certain extent, they often fail to provide a sufficiently nuanced interpretation. A more comprehensive approach is necessary. The existing literature on China-GCC relations frequently … Continue reading Understanding the Chinese Approach to Gulf Affairs
Tag: Muhammad Zulifikar Rakhmat
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an independent researcher and journalist based in the UK and Indonesia. He is currently working on his Ph.D at the University of Manchester.
He has previously worked as a research assistant at Qatar University, before taking a position as an analyst at Gulf State Analytics, a Washington DC-based consultancy firm. His academic qualifications include a BA in International Affairs from Qatar University and an MA in International Politics from the University of Manchester.
In academia, his research interests focus on China and ASEAN’s relations with Middle Eastern countries. As a journalist, Rakhmat’s works focus on Indonesian politics, humanitarian affairs and disability issues.
As a disabled person himself, he is also a disability advocate. Besides reporting and writing on disability-related topic, he is the CEO and founder of Sekolabilitas, an Indonesian-based NGO dedicated to assist children with disabilities in accessing proper education
Indonesia’s Inadequate Protections for Migrant Workers
[Muhammad Zulifikar Rakhmat] A month ago, on March 18, Saudi Arabian authorities beheaded Muhammad Zaini Misrin, a 53-year-old Indonesian driver despite pleas for clemency by President Joko Widodo. Zaini, who allegedly killed his employer in 2004, went to his death insisting he was not guilty. Migrant Care, an Indonesian organization focusing on the welfare of … Continue reading Indonesia’s Inadequate Protections for Migrant Workers