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USINDO Regrets the Passing of Trustee Roderick M. Hills

USINDO greatly regrets the passing of Trustee Roderick M. Hills.  Mr. Hills served with distinction on USINDO’s Board of Trustees since 2011.  He had a great interest in Indonesia’s governance, founding the Center for the Study of Governance at the University of Indonesia in 2008, one of seven global centers of governance that he created…

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Joko Widodo Inaugurated as Indonesia’s Seventh President

October 20, 2014 – The inauguration of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s seventh President marks a critical juncture for Indonesia. The outcome of the policy and strategic choices to be resolved by the Jokowi administration, and Indonesia as a whole, will profoundly affect the course of Indonesia’s economic development, international engagement, and democratic governance for years…

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Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Pressures mounting

The latest Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ), released by the World Bank, highlights that Indonesia’s economy grew at a steady pace throughout 2012, but also that domestic economic and policy pressures are mounting. Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Pressures Mounting (English / Bahasa Indonesia)

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Indonesia's Political Scene in 2011 from the Perspective of Golkar

On January 4th, USINDO hosted an Open Forum on political development in Indonesia in the coming year with Pak Theo Sambuaga, Vice General Chairman of the Golkar Party. Pak Sambuaga began with a review of the economy in Indonesia in 2010.  He highlighted the growth rate of 5.9%, inflation of 6.5%, and an unemployment level…

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CNAS Expert Commentary and Resources on President Obama’s Trip to Asia

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2010 – President Obama’s trip to Asia – India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan – has the potential to reinvigorate U.S.-India relations, cement the U.S.-Indonesia comprehensive partnership and revitalize the U.S.-Japan alliance, according to experts at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  The CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program provides top analysis…

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From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia’s Prospects for Growth, Equity and Democratic Governance

Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program The Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program was inaugurated in January 2010. The first activity of the new program was to carry out a strategic assessment of Indonesia’s prospects for economic growth and democratic governance. Inspired by a similar exercise carried out in Vietnam in 2008 by the HKS Vietnam Program,…

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Transcript of Speech by Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal at USINDO Welcoming Dinner

After remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Mr. Kurt Campbell and introduction by President of USINDO, David Merrill. Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal presented his credentials to President Barack Obama around noon, 16 September 2010 This speech can be viewed on Youtube.  Keyword search : “Dino Patti Djalal USINDO” (begins)…

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Rowing Between Two Reefs

By STANLEY A. WEISS Published: August 30, 2010 JAKARTA — It was 62 years ago this week — on Sept. 2, 1948 — when the principles underlying Indonesia’s foreign policy were first articulated. In a Cold War speech to the young republic just emerging from Dutch rule, future Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta asked, “Do we,…

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