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2015 USINDO President's Report on Programs and Activities

The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) is pleased to present the annual USINDO President’s Report on Programs and Activities for the November 2014 – November 2015 period. Please click on the link below for an electronic version. Read the report here.

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The Comprehensive Partnership: USINDO Research Reports and Recommendations

The Comprehensive Partnership (CP), proposed by President Yudhoyono at USINDO, seeks strong people-to-people content for the long term and “dynamic collaboration” with non-goverment groups. Accordingly, USINDO sponsored three major public conferences in Washington and Jakarta at the advent of the CP, and produced research reports and recommendations based on public and expert inputs. The Indonesia-United…

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Report of the U.S. Higher Education Leaders Mission to Indonesia: Recommendations on U.S.-Indonesia Enhanced Cooperation in Higher Education Under the Planned "Comprehensive Partnership"

2010 offers the best chance there will ever be for a major United States-Indonesia bilateral initiative on education. Such an initiative, now, is imperative. Overall U.S.- Indonesian educational cooperation needs serious re-invigoration. The two presidents should articulate a far-reaching vision of the illustrative goals and programmatic content for our educational cooperation over the next five…

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SBY's New Cabinet

The following report on several members of the new Indonesian cabinet was prepared by USINDO drawing on a variety of sources. The new 37-member Indonesian cabinet announced October 21 combines a strong and proven economic team with talented new picks in such ministries as environment, health, and foreign affairs. Seventy percent of the cabinet is…

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The 2009 U.S. – Indonesia Partnership: Engaging the Non-Government Sector

Based on Indonesian President Yudhoyono’s proposal at USINDO in November 2008 for a 21st century strategic partnership with the United States, Secretary of State Clinton committed the U.S. in February 2009 to “working with Indonesia to pursue such a partnership with a concrete agenda.” A comprehensive bilateral partnership, planned for this year, will be the…

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The Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Addressing Climate Change in Indonesia: Policy Recommendations for the United States and Indonesia- Jakarta

It is clear that Indonesia will be significantly affected by climate change; from rising sea levels to changing weather patterns, the country will face serious challenges if action is not taken to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  In Jakarta on July 27, 2009, USINDO brought together experts from the government, private sector and civil society to…

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The U.S. – Indonesia Security Relationship: The Next Steps

The United States-Indonesia Society (usindo) is pleased to continue supporting and contributing to the United States-Indonesia security dialogue. As intended, this new study by John Haseman and Eduardo Lachica on “The U.S.-Indonesia Security Rela-tionship: The Next Steps” comes at the right time. We commissioned it to be ready in early 2009 at the advent of…

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Out of Business and on Budget: The Challenge of Military Financing in Indonesia

Lex Rieffel and Jaleswari Pramodhawardani have prodcuced the latest comprehensive and systematic study of this daunting challenge facing Indonesia. They describe the evolution of the military’s business empire under President Suharto and its decline after Suharto’s resignation in 1998. The authors challenge the conventional wisdom that most of the military’s financing comes from it’s business…

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