The Resource Indonesia : domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests, Bruce Vaughn

Indonesia : domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests, Bruce Vaughn

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Indonesia : domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests
Title
Indonesia
Title remainder
domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Vaughn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country and the most populous Muslim nation. It is also a moderate Muslim state that is strategically positioned astride key sea lanes that link East Asia with the energy resources of the Middle East. Indonesia is seen by many as a valuable partner in the struggle against radical Islamist militants in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is continuing to democratize and develop its civil society and rule of law under the leadership of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), who many view as reform-minded. However, a legacy of abuse of human rights by the military that stems from the three-decade reign of former President Suharto, who stepped down in 1998, remains unresolved. The parliamentary elections of 2009 further consolidated Indonesian democracy and marked a continued preference by Indonesian voters for secular-nationalist parties rather than Islamic or Islamist political parties. President Yudhoyono's Democrat party made significant gains due to the voters' approval of the president. President Yudhoyono won the presidential election of July 2009 with a strong mandate. This is thought to enable him to pursue a reformist agenda in his second term as president. U.S. foreign policy concerns have focused on building relations with Indonesia to more effectively counter the rise of militant Islamist extremists, as well as to develop relations with a geopolitically important state. The United States has sought to promote democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in Indonesia in addition to American trade and investment interests there. The election of President Barack Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, and his subsequent outreach to the Muslim world has done much to spur expectations in Indonesia and the United States that the bilateral relationship will be enhanced during his administration. Expectations for development of the bilateral relationship were also lifted by the November 2008 proposal by President Yudhoyono to develop a strategic partnership between Indonesia and the United States. This initiative was followed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's decision to travel to Indonesia during her first trip abroad as Secretary of State in February 2009. This report surveys key aspects of Indonesia's domestic politics and strategic dynamics in addition to provide general background information on Indonesia. It also provides an overview of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Indonesia. The report examines issues of ongoing congressional interest, including Indonesia's role in the struggle against violent Islamist extremists, security assistance, human rights, religious freedom, promotion of democracy and good governance, trade, foreign assistance, and regional geopolitical and strategic interests. The report seeks to provide a broader context for understanding the complex interrelated nature of many of these issues."
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1963-
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Vaughn, Bruce
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS644.5
LC item number
.V38 2009eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL32394
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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • United States
  • Indonesia
  • Security, International
  • Human rights
  • Terrorism
  • Human rights
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Security, International
  • Terrorism
  • Indonesia
  • United States
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Indonesia : domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests, Bruce Vaughn
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  • Title from PDF cover (Federation of American Scientists, viewed July 16, 2010)
  • "August 7, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (34 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)648195935
  • (OCoLC)ocn648195935
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Indonesia : domestic politics, strategic dynamics, and American interests, Bruce Vaughn
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (Federation of American Scientists, viewed July 16, 2010)
  • "August 7, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (34 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)648195935
  • (OCoLC)ocn648195935
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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