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March 14, 2011

United States
Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrives at the Noi Bai airport for his return home in Hanoi on October 27, 2010. Yudhoyono and Wikileaks

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrives at the Noi Bai airport for his return home in Hanoi on October 27, 2010. (Nguyen Huy Kham/Courtesy Reuters) On Friday, Asia Sentinel and the Au…

May 25, 2011

Indonesia
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 28, 2011. CFR Interview with President Yudhoyono

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 28, 2011. (Vincent Kessler/Courtesy Reuters) Along with a group of U.S. editors  ta…

May 25, 2011

Indonesia
Indonesian President: ’Reforms are Painful’

Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono discusses the stresses and challenges of pursuing a path of democratization and reform, and Indonesia’s desire to play a larger role in the region and the world.

February 20, 2018

Southeast Asia
Pence_Widodo_4.20.2017 Shifting U.S.-Indonesia Relations to a Transactional Approach

The U.S.-Indonesia relationship has often disappointed. It’s time to rethink U.S.-Indonesia ties and try to achieve real security goals, rather than make bold plans for cooperation that never come to…

February 27, 2018

Indonesia
Students pray at an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia. The Rise of Islamist Groups in Malaysia and Indonesia

The rise of Islamism in Malaysia and Indonesia could have severe consequences for the two states’ societies, political systems, and overall stability.

May 8, 2017

Southeast Asia
Thirtieth ASEAN Summit Southeast Asia: Heading Backwards on Freedoms

The thirtieth ASEAN Summit, held two weekends ago, and this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, offer opportunities to reflect on ASEAN’s progress—and the might…

April 20, 2017

Asia
pence-indonesia tour Vice President Mike Pence in Indonesia

On his current visit to Indonesia, Vice President Mike Pence appears likely to play a role he is quickly becoming accustomed to---the low-key, reassuring, figure who provides continuity in U.S. forei…

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

April 21, 2017

China
Anti-Ahok-Jakarta Anies’s Big Win, India’s Sex Ratio, USS Carl Vinson Bluff, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anies elected Jakarta’s next governor. Anies Baswedan, Indonesia’s former edu…

February 17, 2017

Russia
India Satellite Launch 104 space India’s Space Program, Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination, Jakarta’s Elections, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India’s space program shoots for the stars. This Wednesday, the Indian Space …