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Yudhoyono’s Green Legacy

By Jeremiah O. Magpile Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is entering the final two years of his 10-year presidency and is clearly making efforts to define his legacy. Throughout his tenure, Indonesia stabilized both its democracy and economy following the…

By the Numbers: Aid in Myanmar

Donor agencies and international institutions made pivotal debt deals and assistance pledges with Myanmar in January. The agreements open the door for major development assistance and signal the donor community’s readiness to return to Myanmar after decades of isolation. Here…

Violence in Indonesia

By Michael Vatikiotis Violence is increasing at an alarming rate in Indonesia. In the first four months of this year, a World Bank-sponsored monitoring system in Jakarta recorded more than 2,400 incidents that resulted in more than 300 deaths. Much…