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    Indonesia: There’s a New Sheriff in Town
    James Castle, Vikram Nehru March 26, 2015 Washington, DC

    President Joko Widodo’s first four months in office have been anything but uneventful. He has had to confront a series of political challenges from the opposition coalition, the police, his own party, and even his mentor, former president Megawati Sukarnoputri.

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    The ASEAN Economic Community in 2015: A Progress Report from Japan and the Region
    Yoshifumi Fukunaga, James Wallar, James L. Schoff January 29, 2015 Washington, DC

    In 2009, Southeast Asian political leaders accelerated their target date for realizing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to 2015. As the deadline looms, there are competing opinions on what can be accomplished by the end of this year, the AEC’s potential impact, and its near-term priorities.

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    Democracy Is More Difficult Than Physics
    Giovanna Dore, Karl Jackson, Vikram Nehru November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Emerging democracies are periodically vulnerable to legitimacy crises by the expansion of popular participation.

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    Rising Democracies Network Meets in Brazil
    Thomas Carothers, Richard Youngs November 5, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil

    Carnegie’s Rising Democracies Network met in Brazil to engage with local and regional actors and exchange ideas for cooperation toward international democracy and human rights support.

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    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

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    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

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    Indonesia Votes: Twitter Q&A with Vikram Nehru
    Vikram Nehru July 8, 2014

    Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo both have the capacity to bend Indonesia’s arc of history—but each in a different direction.

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    Economic Prospects in Post-Election Indonesia
    James Castle, Vikram Nehru June 23, 2014 Washington, DC

    On July 9 Indonesians will go to the polls to elect their next president for a five-year term, after a decade of steady—albeit recently slowing—growth.

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    President Habibie on Indonesian Democracy
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, B.J. Habibie June 4, 2014 Washington, DC

    Former President B.J. Habibie led Indonesia’s democratization process beginning in 1998, making bold reforms toward political openness and decentralization. Thanks in part to his efforts, Indonesia is emerging as one of Asia’s foremost democracies and rising powers.

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    Will Indonesia’s Election Results Complicate Its Future?
    Vikram Nehru, R. William Liddle April 24, 2014 Washington, DC

    Indonesia’s recent legislative election results were not as clear cut as opinion polls forecasted. Will this mean a splintered parliament and a coalition government that struggles to enact much-needed reforms? Or could a decisive win in the presidential elections give Indonesia’s next leader a clear political mandate for change?


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