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PacNet #4A – The Middle East – Good News for a Change, out of Asia

Americans, accustomed to being at the center of diplomacy on the Middle East, might not pay a lot of attention to news out of Jakarta, Indonesia following a Jan. 31 meeting between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.  They should.  In the face of the multiple crises in this region, the world desperately needs all the honest brokers it can get.