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September 18, 2006

Democracy
A Conversation with Thaksin Shinawatra

Watch Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra discuss democracy in Asia.

August 30, 2005

Peacekeeping
Interview with Sidney Jones on Aceh peace agreement

“There’s no question that there’s never been a better chance for peace in Aceh and for resolving their 30-year-old conflict,” says Sidney Jones, a renowned Indonesia expert and director of the Southe…

February 19, 2010

Indonesia
Obama’s To-Do List in Indonesia

Although the White House’s meeting with the Dalai Lama has overshadowed news that President Obama will visit Indonesia in March, in the long run, the Indonesia trip will have a greater impact on poli…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

Indonesian minister of foreign relations, Marty Natalegawa, discusses Indonesia's relationship with the United States, China, and ASEAN, as well as efforts to overcome terrorism and international mar…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

LEE CULLUM: Let's get started. First I want to thank you, Richard, and Nancy (sp), and Megan (sp), and the meetings committee, who have put together -- meetings department, I should say -- who have …

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

April 19, 2006

Indonesia
Papuan Separatist Conflict Threatening Indonesian Unity, Warns Council Special Report

Recent deadly clashes between Papuans and Indonesian police, protests against an American copper and gold mining company, and Australia’s controversial granting of asylum to a group of Papuan refugee…

November 10, 2010

Indonesia
My Complaints About Obama’s Homecoming

Overall, I thought that President Obama’s short “homecoming” visit to Indonesia went well. He charmed Indonesians, offered some funny reminisces about his youth, didn’t give his opponents too much …

U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after delivering a speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta

August 9, 2011

Indonesia
The Return of Suharto (Tommy)

Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, the son of former Indonesian president Suharto, arrives at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta August 16, 2007. (Dadang Tri/Courtesy Reuters) Recent articles t…

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March 24, 2011

Thailand
Thailand: A Democratic Failure and Its Lessons for the Middle East

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Thailand’s democratic failure and offers lessons from the Thai experience for new governments and reformers in the Middle East.