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How to Donate to Victims of Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

Muhammad Adimaja /Antara Foto Agency / Reuters Members of our USINDO community who wish to help Indonesians affected by the recent Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami may do so through any of the organizations and links provided below.  The Indonesian people affected in Palu and Donggala urgently need help.  Donations may be made directly to the…

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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 Rising Middle-Class and Affluent Consumers

In a new report, Boston Consulting Group predicts the number of Indonesia’s middle and affluent consumer class will double by 2020, to roughly 141 million people. Learn more, including what this means for investors. Indonesia’s Rising Middle-Class and Affluent Consumers

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Indonesia: Prospects for Prosperity, by James Castle

Dear USINDO friends, The following article appeared in “Great Decisions 2012” published by the Foreign Policy Association.  Indonesia: Prospects for Prosperity by James Castle James Castle is the Chairman of Castle Asia and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Resident in Indonesia for over 30 years, he has advised in the establishment…

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Riady Family Creates Scholars Fund For Students from Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Dear USINDO friends, The Riady family has pledged $1 million to fund Indonesian students to study for Masters degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University.  We are passing this information to our USINDO mailing list and on our website for dissemination to Indonesians who may be interested in applying. For more information, please see the press release…

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Indonesia's Moment

by Robert Pringle It is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation and a highly successful democracy. How did Indonesia do it? It is hard for a nation of 240 million, and one that is overwhelmingly Muslim and a democracy at that, to slip beneath the radar, but until recently that has been Indonesia’s fate. Like…

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Indonesia: “Christianisation” and Intolerance

International Crisis Group, Jakarta/Brussels, 24 November 2010: The Indonesian government needs a strategy to address growing religious intolerance, particularly in areas where hardline Islamists and Christian evangelicals are competing for the same ground. Indonesia: “Christianisation” and Intolerance,* the latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, examines the impact of clashing fundamentalisms, using a series of…

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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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The Indonesian Defence Forces and Disaster Relief: Potential Pitfalls and Challenges

By Evan A. Laksmana, RSIS Commentaries, Synopsis: The triple disaster that struck Indonesia in recent months has led to the deployment of the Indonesian Defence Forces (TNI) to provide disaster relief. What are the potential pitfalls and challenges of increasing the military’s role in disaster relief and management? Commentary: FOLLOWING the recent “triple disaster” in…

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2010 State Department Report on International Religious Freedom: Indonesia

November 17, 2010 The constitution provides for freedom of religion. The government generally respected religious freedom for the six officially recognized religions; however, ongoing restrictions, particularly on religions not sanctioned by the government and sects of the recognized religions considered deviant, were exceptions. The government prosecuted some individuals responsible for religiously tinged violence in Sulawesi…

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