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Opening the Books on the Cold War

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.

Indonesia Reform, Please

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The Indonesian stock market has just hit a record high on the hope that the incoming President, Joko Widodo, will push through economic reforms. But, what path should he follow?

What Jokowi's Apparent Win Means for Indonesia

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

At age 53, the reformist Jakarta governor, Joko Widodo -- or 'Jokowi' -- is very likely to become Indonesia's next president.

What Myanmar Could Learn From Indonesia

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.08.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

As Myanmar prepares to hold general elections in 2015, with ceasefire talks between the army and ethnics scheduled for March and constitutional amendments moving through Parliament, this nation is slowly charting a new way forward.

Prabowo Could Be Indonesia's Lee Kuan Yew

Stanley Weiss | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

BALI, Indonesia--If public graft were a symphony, Djoko Susilo might be its Mozart. On a salary of $1,000 a month, the former head of Indonesia's pol...

Can Egypt Move Beyond the Politics of Retribution?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

BALI, Indonesia-- Former United States President Bill Clinton likes to tell the story about the time Nelson Mandela first took him to see his old pris...


Karin Badt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Imagine if forty years after the Holocaust, the Nazis were still in power and the henchmen are being interviewed about their crimes," director Joshu...

Egypt's Mobilization of the Last Minute

Jeffrey Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Winters

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Egypt have taught us that last minute mobilizations can achieve spectacular results. But they are no substitute for the long, difficult work of organizing grassroots movements.

What Is a Democracy?

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

Our democratic system is still hobbled by the deliberately unrepresentative structures bequeathed to us by federalism. So if you care about democracy, we have our work cut out for us.

Territorial Triumph And Geopolitical Pitfalls In South Sudan

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

Only time will tell whether "North" Sudan will accept a Republic of South Sudan -- and whether or not the two states will work in concert or begin an African Cold War with oil as the bargaining chip.

What Obama Missed in Indonesia

Angilee Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Angilee Shah

In Indonesia, people of all faiths have the right to worship, but in practice they struggle with their feelings about minority religions and might even protest the existence of a house of worship.

Will Obama Cut Ties With Indonesian Torture?

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Indonesia may be perceived as a country gaining clout in the international arena but it is wracked by massive corruption and its security forces get away with torture in total impunity.

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

Obama's Bad Prescription for Indonesia

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

We should spend time focusing on Obama's plans for Indonesia, and the possibility that he may restore funding and training for one of the world's most notorious, human-rights-abusing military forces, the Indonesian Kopassus.

Indonesia Makes Its Mark in a Monument

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Schonhardt

Monas remains significant for many reasons, but increasingly because of the lessons it provides about Indonesia, a country caught between tradition and modernization.

Exclusive: President Jose Ramos-Horta On East Timor, Genocide, & Why President Clinton Is "One Of My Favorite Politicians In The World"

Sabine Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabine Heller

In an interview, East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta discusses life after an assassination attempt, hypocrisy and what it means to forgive.

Indonesia Drops Defamation Charges Against Time

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's top court cleared Time Magazine of charges it had defamed former dictator Suharto in a cover story that alleged his f...

The Candidates' Perspectives

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Traveling through the heart of Java, I saw bodies of civilians who were slaughtered by Indonesian troops and anti-terror squads who were singled out as Communist sympathizers by the CIA for the coup plotters.

Former Indonesian Dictator Suharto Dies

AP | ANTHONY DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Former dictator Suharto, an army general who crushed Indonesia's communist movement and pushed aside the country's founding...

Time Magazine Ordered To Pay $106 Mil For Defaming Ex-Indonesian Dictator

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Supreme Court ordered Time magazine to pay $106 million in damages for defaming former Indonesian dictator Suharto by alleging his family amassed ...