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Carrick by Raditya Putranti Darningtyas

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Disclaimer : I wrote this when i was 17 years old. Yeah i just wanna put it out there.




Rowena Jade Sanders       : March 3rd 1996Carrick Keenan Ford        : August 18th 1995

Saturday, February 23rd 2013  00.14 AM“Thanks for being here tonight..” Carrick moved his thumb along my jawline. “I know you would come.” He said each word like he meant it with every  parts of his soul. “Once again i must say thanks..” I could see the glint of street lamps on his deep and dark coal eyes. I could even see the reflection of my own face there. His eyes were like those deep lakes during midnight with a very little light around it but many stars in the sky reflected on its surface. I really hoped i could be one of those stars in his eyes.             I wanted to bring my self to say that he didint have to say that since we were bestfriend and such. All kind of things which i could use to lie at that moment. But i just couldnt bring myself to say it. Not even to open my lips. I was just there. Laid und…

Resensi Buku : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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oleh : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adalah novel pertama dari trilogi Millennium karya penulis sekaligus jurnalis asal Swedia, Stieg Larsson. Novel bergenre fiksi kriminal ini berfokus pada dua karakter utama yang bernama Lisbeth Salander, seorang peretas andal wanita yang memiliki ingatan fotografis dan Mikael Blomkvist, seorang jurnalis investigatif sekaligus penerbit majalah bernama Millennium. Ketiga novel dalam trilogi Millennium pertama kali diterbitkan di Skandinavia dan menyebar ke benua Eropa lainnya di tahun 2005 – 2007 setelah kematian Larsson. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo memenangkan penghargaan bergengsi Glass Key sebagai Best Nordic Crime Novel 2005 sementara buku keduanya, The Girl Who Played with Fire memenangkan penghargaan Swedish Academy for Detective Novels award.

International Humanitarian Law : Principle of Proportionality

by : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas
International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada
             The principle of proportionality basically states that in the conduct of hostilities during an armed conflict, parties involved in the conflict must not launch attack against lawful military objectives if the attack might be expected to cause ‘excessive civilian harms’ (deaths, injuries, or damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof)compared to the ‘concrete and direct military advantage anticipated’.[1] If party of an armed conflict is found intentionally conducting a disproportionate attack and causes unnecessary sufferings, thus the attack may constitute a war crime. Breaking the rule of proportionality is an indiscriminate attack according to 1977 Additional Protocol I.             The questions remain are; what is ‘excessive’? The disproportion between damages and losses caused and the military advantaged anticipated will leave rooms for different interpretations and tight d…

I Loved You

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I loved you To the point of madness To the point of suffocation Till i No longer am in love with life Till i Know no more of myself Till i Am able to look at you again And said “Fuck off”
Balikpapan, Monday Jan 18th 2016  8.43 AM

Comparative Analysis on Political Economy Development in Indonesia (during Soeharto’s regime) and Singapore (during Lee Kwan Yew’s regime)

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Raditya Putranti DarningtyasInternational Relations, Universitas Gadjah MadaGovernment and Politics of South East Asia Finals Essay Assignment:

            Indonesia has experienced its major economic development during Soeharto’s regime.[1] After previous leader Soekarno infamously rejected foreign aid by telling United States to “go to hell with your aid”[2] and opted for a more nationalistic economy approach, Soeharto’s regime decide to differentiate itself by allying with the West in the cold war thus resulting into Western states granting Indonesia with a massive aid package. With the limitless availability of foreign aid, policy reform to open up foreign direct investment, and access to utilize resources that had previously been nationalized, Soeharto was able to bring Indonesia’s economy out of crisis post 1965 Coup, brought about rapid economic growth and overall development on our political economy. Meanwhile, Singapore who suffered the similar problem of lacking infrastructu…

Global Gag Rules; A Case of Mansplaining in International Relations

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Raditya Putranti Darningtyas International Relations, Universitas Gadjah MadaGender and Politics Studies : Mansplaining
"As long as you live you'll never see a photograph of 7 women signing legislation about what men can do with their reproductive organs. " Martin Belam
        The term ‘mansplaining’ has raised several definitions in gender discourse. In my essay, I will define mansplaining as the act of explaining without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer, often done by a man to a woman in a condescending manner. This condescending manner may result from overconfidence and cluelessness that is often possessed by a man when they want to assert their superiority over their female counterparts. One example of mansplaining in International Relations would be the reinstatement of global gag rule or New Mexico Policy by US President Donald Trump’s administration. Global Gag Rule withholds USAid funding from any overseas family planning organiz…

Movie Critical Review : The Great Debaters

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by : Raditya Putranti DarningtyasInternational Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada


            Starred and directed by Denzel Washington, The Great Debaters is a drama movie set in southern America, Texas in 1935 during The Great Depression. Despite some alteration in setting and characters, this movie is based on a true story written in an article about a historically black Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the 1997 Spring issue of American Legacy. The plot revolves around Melvin B. Tolson, a debate coach for Wiley College Forensic Society in the 1930s who were also a lecturer and a renowned poet, in his effort to help advancing his debate team so that his team can be equal with whites in the American South. His team consisted of James Farmer Jr. (a fourteen years old who would later in real life co-founded Congress of Racial Equality and become one of the civil right movement leader in US), Henry Lowe (a rebellious yet intelligent young man who later become the captain of…