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One Muslim state's peaceful power transfer - commentary

One Muslim state’s peaceful power transfer

While many Middle East countries splinter into war, Indonesia marks a democratic triumph Oct. 20. Its second popularly elected president, Joko Widodo, takes power. 490 more words


Interrogating the Dictator

Nostalgia for Suharto is an ever-present annoyance in contemporary Indonesia. There are the portraits of him on the back of trucks asking “How’s it going? Wasn’t it easier back in my day?”. 1,755 more words

Indonesians and democracy: A tale of two Suharto's

For the Indonesians, in their majority to the least, democracy revolves around two major personalities: It is a tale of two Suharto’s and a question of authoritarian rule. 286 more words