CFR Presents

Asia Unbound

CFR experts give their take on the cutting-edge issues emerging in Asia today.

Print Print Email Email Share Share Cite Cite
Style: MLA APA Chicago Close

loading...

The Indonesia Model?

by Joshua Kurlantzick
March 4, 2011

Supporters of radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir shout slogans outside the South Jakarta court as Bakar Bashir stands trial February 14, 2011.

Supporters of radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir shout slogans outside the South Jakarta court as Bakar Bashir stands trial February 14, 2011. (Beawiharta Beawiharta/Courtesy Reuters)

The debate over the best models of democratization for the countries in the Middle East continues, with many people advocating that nations like Egypt and Tunisia should look to Indonesia for examples. And, in some ways, Indonesia has been a major success story since the collapse of dictator Suharto in the late 1990s. But Indonesia still confronts massive problems, which I outline in a new piece in the London Review of Books.

Post a Comment No Comments

Post a Comment

CFR seeks to foster civil and informed discussion of foreign policy issues. Opinions expressed on CFR blogs are solely those of the author or commenter, not of CFR, which takes no institutional positions. All comments must abide by CFR's guidelines and will be moderated prior to posting.

* Required

Pingbacks