Opinion – Indonesian Democracy’s ‘Guiding Hand’


By Non classé

Source: first published in New York Times, 21 February 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Its mainly peaceful transition to democracy over the last 15 years has made Indonesia a shining light for political reform in the developing world. The fact that it is also the world’s most populous Muslim nation makes Indonesia glow even brighter in the eyes of the West, which has struggled for more than a decade against Islamic extremism.

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