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Indonesia's Economic Malaise: Chronic or Curable?

While still high by world standards, Indonesia’s annual GDP growth rate has been declining since 2011, when it peaked at 6.5%.   Overall trade volumes have declined since 2012, oil production is at a forty-year low, and mineral exports are down.  However, Indonesia recorded a trade surplus in the first quarter of 2015, a significant…

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Joko Widodo: A New Paradigm for Indonesian Leadership?

New Indonesian President Jokowi’s first five months in office have been a time of high hopes for a new paradigm for Indonesian governance, reform, and growth, tempered by political realities and the unanticipated developments that arise for Presidents early in their terms.  The five-month point is appropriate  to assess President Jokowi’s early progress on such…

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The U.S. Economic Recovery and Its Impact on the Global and Indonesian Economies

Recovering from the 2007-2008 financial crises, where the housing bubble burst had caused a major banking collapse, analysts are predicting more and more good tidings for 2014. A recent 2014 study that compares the U.S. recovery and other countries with banking crises shows that the U.S. is actually doing relatively well, avoiding a double-dip recession…

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Educational Links for Indonesia and the US

JAKARTA, March 27, 2012 – Ambassador David Merrill, President of the US-Indonesia Society, discussed how to build closer educational ties between Indonesia and the United States during his interview with Jakarta Globe’s Berita Satu TV. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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“Expanding and Strengthening the U.S.-Indonesia Security Partnership: The Military Education Component

An Open Forum with: Prof. Dr. Juwono Sudarsono Professor of International Relations at the University of Indonesia; Former Indonesian Defense Minister (1999-2000 and 2004-2009); USINDO Advisor Dr. Michael S. Malley Professor at the Center for Contemporary Conflict and Department of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School Prof. Dr. Sri Hartati Suradijono Vice Rector for Academic and Student…

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Higher Education as an Instrument for Structural Change in Indonesia

On March 16th, USINDO hosted an Open Forum on higher education in Indonesia with Dr. Anies Baswedan as special guest speaker.  USINDO Co-Chair Emeritus Ed Masters moderated the event. When Dr. Baswedan asks his students to name Indonesia’s most important asset, it is often the nation’s natural resources that are named.  Rarely has a student…

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Indonesia: Middle Income Country in Transition

On February 29, 2012, USINDO hosted a Special Open Forum with the World Bank Managing Director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Indonesia is gaining prominence as an emerging market economy, a rising democracy, and an emerging power with global influence. Despite its not yet being a member of the BRICS group, it is considered one of the…

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Indonesia toward 2014: The View from Golkar

Attention is increasingly focusing toward 2014, when Indonesia conducts elections for a new president.  The run-up period to the elections is already under way, and there is heightened interest by Indonesians, as well as by Americans who follow Indonesia, in the contending parties and their positions.  Our Open Forum series provides a deeper understanding of…

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