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Southeast Asian Democracy at the Crossroads

AsiaToday | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[The Thai popular uprising of Oct 14, 1973 against the military dictatorship./ Source: Wikipedia] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - On October 6, 197...

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

Why Is Obama's Meeting with Indonesian President Important?

John Sifton | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
John Sifton

Indonesia doesn't often get the attention it deserves, but it is a key country with major links to the United States. It's in the G7, and millions of its citizens or former citizens live in the U.uS.

Obama to Host President of World's Biggest Climate Backslider

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

When Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Washington this week, President Obama will be playing host to a world leader whose government is seemingly doing everything it can to launch itself as quickly as possible into the top ranks of climate polluters.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Indonesia: On Track for a Strong Recovery

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The recent election that brought President Joko Widodo to power has taken Indonesia's democracy to a new level. Popularly known as Jokowi, the new president is seen as a man of the people. This image, coupled with his pragmatic reform programs, has made him immensely popular in Indonesia.

Old Wars in the 'New Burma'

John Sifton | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
John Sifton

When President Obama and other world leaders arrive here in Burma, they need to press the government on a slew of human rights issues, ranging from constitutional issues to the Rohingya crisis. But they also need to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the context of Burma's armed conflicts.

Indonesia's New President Should Use His Popularity To Push Through These 3 Policies

Elizabeth Pisani | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Elizabeth Pisani

Jokowi should take advantage of the current surge of optimism and popularity to push through difficult policies quickly, taking advantage of urban Indonesians' obsession with social media to take the debate out of the bubble blown by Jakarta's political elite.

"A Letter From the Kampung"

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON, DC- Indonesia has been wracked by a string of seismic and volcanic activity of late --including a 6.0 magnitude quake today in the eastern...