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March 14, 2011

United States
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…

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

May 25, 2011

Indonesia
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…

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

February 20, 2018

Southeast Asia
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…

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April 20, 2017

Asia
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…

pence-indonesia tour

May 8, 2017

Southeast Asia
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…

Thirtieth ASEAN Summit

April 21, 2017

China
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…

Anti-Ahok-Jakarta

February 17, 2017

Russia
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 …

India Satellite Launch 104 space

October 18, 2012

Development
Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals Part II

How should the next set of global development goals be chosen? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and …

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May 12, 2015

Asia
Preparing for Jokowi’s Visit to Washington

Two weeks ago, a senior aide to Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo confirmed that the Indonesian leader plans to make his first visit to Washington as president in June. Thus far, despite hope…

jokowi-WEF

September 16, 2014

Indonesia
Jokowi’s Priorities

As the new president of Indonesia (don’t tell Prabowo Subianto), Joko Widodo has a full plate. The economy is slowing down, the education system is one of the worst in the region, the country’s physi…

Joko Widodo