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PacNet #16A – A New Era In U.S.-Indonesia Relations

Hillary Clinton deserves credit for making Indonesia the second country she visited as secretary of State.  Indonesia may be the world’s fourth most populous country, third largest democracy, and home to the world’s largest community of Muslims, but it is also the most important country Americans know virtually nothing about.  Clinton’s visit sends an early signal to Jakarta that Washington recognizes Indonesia’s growing international clout and builds a firm foundation for future cooperation.