The United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership and the New Yudhoyono Administration


Thomas B. Pepinsky

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 42


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: August 17, 2009
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Indonesia's July 2009 presidential election confirmed that Indonesia has joined the ranks of the world's consolidated democracies. Indonesia's popular incumbent president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, appears to have easily won a second term in office. As SBY prepares for his second term, the United States and Indonesia are planning a new "comprehensive partnership" to strengthen bilateral relations. Thomas B. Pepinsky discusses the prospects for U.S.-Indonesia relations during Yudhoyono's second term.

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