"Barry" Obama in Indonesia: Islam, democracy and development

Jaume Giné Daví

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

Obama also stressed that democracy and development reinforce each other. Indonesians can vote freely and democratically but corruption continues to be an inherent problem, like a never-ending tsunami. Finally, he repeated that "The USA is not and never will be at war with Islam" and called for Muslims to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. The USA cannot beat Al Qaeda and its allies on its own. Jakarta wishes to reinforce its strategic military alliance with the USA. It does not wish to be at the mercy of China, either from an economic or military standpoint.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBarcelona, ES
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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