Asep Setiawan has been in journalism world for last two decades. His career started when join with largest Indonesian language newspaper The Kompas Daily. Most of the time during at Kompas, Asep involved in international desk. Therefore covering international events such as Gulf War in Kuwait, Cambodia Peace Conference in Paris 1990 and Middle East Conference in Madrid became part of his journalism career. After one year in charge of content Kompas.com in 1999, Asep traveled to London for joining with BBC World Service in Indonesian Section in May 2000. In January 2012, Asep moved to Jakarta for joining with Metro TV as Deputy Editor in Chief. His responsibility was coordinating news gathering division. In 2013 was involved in setting up of Content and Knowledge Management and 2015 changed its name as Media Research Center (media-research-center.com). At its new body Asep coordinating qualitative and quantitative research such as survey and focus group discussion. Four books has been written: Jurnalisme Radio, Jurnalis Praktis, Hubungan Internasional Abad ke-21 dan Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia. Asep Setiawan got BSc from Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Politics Science, Padjadjaran University in 1988. He continued study to Graduate School of International Relations at The University of Birmingham, The UK and obtained Master of International Studiesin 1994.