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Special Report

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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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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THE INDONESIA-UNITED STATES COMPREHENSIVE PARTNERSHIP; Non-Government Sector Findings and Recommendations from USINDO Comprehensive Partnership Forums, Workshops, and Conferences.

In his speech at the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) in November 2008 proposing a comprehensive partnership between Indonesia and the United States, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called for the partnership to have “strong people-to-people content.” Following U.S. acceptance of the partnership by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in February 2009,  USINDO – the pre-eminent bi-national non-government…

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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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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 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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