Indonesia

Indonesia is a significant member of Asian regional alliances such as APEC and ASEAN and plays a key role in global Islamic movements. RAND's focus on Indonesia includes political and strategic issues, notably the threat of terrorism, but also demographic and economic topics, including the decades-old Indonesian Family Life Study.

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    Indonesia in 1980: regime fatigue?

    Gives an in-depth look at the current economic, political, and military developments in Indonesia. The regime of President Suharto is given credit for improvement in Indonesia since 1966. However, political improvements in Indonesia appear to be so...

    Jan 1, 1981

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    Indonesia 1979: The Record of Three Decades

    A discussion of political and economic development in Indonesia since its independence in the late 1940s.

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Indonesia in the Pacific community

    Historical overview of Indonesia since 1945. Discusses Indonesia's place as a major regional power in the southwestern Pacific. Traces three decades of Indonesia's history as an independent nation. Focuses on the question whether Indonesia will se...

    Jan 1, 1980

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    The impact of military expenditure and security programs on political and economic development in Indonesia

    A paper prepared for the Conference on Security and Development in the Indo-Pacific Arena, sponsored by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. About 14.65 percent of the budget of Indonesia for the fiscal year April 1, 1978 to March 31, 1979 is fo...

    Jan 1, 1978

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    New Centers of Power in the Pacific Basin 1985-1995

    Indonesia and Vietnam are future candidates for regional power status in the Western Pacific. Although both receive economic aid, neither is willing to grant strategic advantages to their supporters.

    Jan 1, 1977

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    Prospects for Regional Hegemony in Southeast Asia: Statement Presented to the Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy Research and Development of the House International Relations

    Indonesia has been viewed as a potential regional power due to strategic location, large population and GNP. However, it is still in an early stage of economic development. Its oil resources are modest, and literacy of the population is low.

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Indonesian Dilemma: Social Justice vs. Growth.

    Since 1966 Indonesia has pursued--and to some extent accomplished--a rational policy of economic stabilization and development. Today these achievements are threatened by the growing gap between rich and poor and the leaders' conflicting goals of fu...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    The Indonesian Economic and Political Miracle.

    Text of an article published in the 1973 Outlook section of the [Pasadena] [Star-News] discussing the vast changes in Indonesia's position during the past eight years.

    Jan 1, 1973

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    Indonesian Economic Issues and Options.

    Indonesian Economic Issues and Options.

    Jan 1, 1972

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    The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Indonesia

    This historical analysis of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) focuses on its attempted coup of October 1965.

    Jan 1, 1969

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    After Turmoil, the Upward Climb.

    A review of events in Indonesia since the overthrow of Communism and of Indonesia's current plans for economic development. The priorities set by Indonesian economic planners are in accord with the best judgment of the international economic profess...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    How and Why Indonesia Should Receive Economic Aid from the United States.

    An assessment of Indonesia's vital role in U.S. interests in Southeast Asia (SEA), which warrants a substantial increase in U.S. aid. Indonesia's strategic location is important toward stabilizing SEA, since she could oppose Chinese and Soviet aggres...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Indonesia : The Age of Reason?

    This analysis of Indonesian politics focuses on the Suharto regime. The termination of the Sukarno era was handled by General Suharto with remarkable wisdom and restraint. The executive branch under Suharto as Acting President emerged strengthened a...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Political Consequences of Rural Development Programs in Indonesia.

    An analysis of Indonesian agrarian reforms since 1949 and the consequences of their failure.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    The Politics of Instability

    An assessment of the role of Indonesia's Communist Party (PKI) in events leading to the anticommunist purges of 1965-1966.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Indonesia in 1966 : The Year of Transition.

    A discussion of the salient political events in Indonesia during 1966. Political maneuvers can be reduced essentially to repeated stubborn attempts on Sukarno's part to reestablish his authority and persistent efforts on the part of his opponents to...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Indonesia's Convalescence

    An analysis of the Indonesian political and economic situation at this time leads to the conclusion that in the next few years the country's convalescence will depend almost completely on General Suharto's wisdom and strength of character.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Toward a New Order in Indonesia.

    Indonesian efforts to establish a new political and economic order and the influence of the Indonesian student organizations KAMI and KAPPI on those efforts.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Sino-Indonesian relations : an overview, 1955-1965

    A description of China's relationship with Indonesia since the Bandung Conference of 1955. It is apparently a harmonious relationship based on mutual foreign policy interests, especially toward the U.S. presence in the Far East. The study discusses t...

    Jan 1, 1965

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    Indonesia in 1964: Toward a “People’s Democracy”?

    A review of the political events of 1964 in Indonesia. The author concludes that these events have increased the probability that Indonesia will become a Communist State.

    Jan 1, 1965