Regions / Indonesia
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.
Where will the Bali roadmap take us?
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia's human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
Indonesias military buildup and East Timor-style militia activities threaten to destabilize Papua and the region.
Since Indonesias invasion of East Timor in 1975, the U.S. has supplied the Indonesian army with more than $1 billion in arms.
The Bush administration heralds Indonesia as the world’s largest Muslim democracy and a crucial ally in the war on terrorism.
As the full extent of the destruction and death the tsunami wrought in South Asia becomes clear, significant aid pledges are finally pouring in.
Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is nowtragicallyat the center of world attention.
Bush administration officials argue that the Indonesian army has reformed since the bad old days of two years ago and needs our help in its struggle against terrorism. They are wrong.
If Americans needed any reminding how, during the cold war, U.S. policymakers subordinated Wilsonian principles of self-determination to the larger anticommunist struggle, they should read several secret U.S. documents surrounding Indonesia's invasion of