I've Watched This Indonesian City Prosper For Decades -- And Now A Tsunami Has Destroyed A Generation Of Growth
“The air here in Palu smells like rotting corpses."
Patrick Jory, The University of Queensland The first is China, following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. The last decade
Russia has been quite the student.
Nearly fifty years ago the United States supported the Indonesian coup that toppled the Sukarno government, the first President of Indonesia, who'd led the country's efforts to secure independence from the three hundred year colonial grip of the Netherlands.
The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.
So how is it that Indonesia today is into its second decade as the world's third-largest democracy and one of its fastest
Where Oppenheimer's genius truly shines is in the postmodern concept behind the film. As he notes, when you film someone
Only time will tell whether "North" Sudan will accept a Republic of South Sudan -- and whether or not the two states will work in concert or begin an African Cold War with oil as the bargaining chip.
Dr. Benny Widyono with Prime Minister Hun Sen who after the clash in 1997 continued to consolidate his power until today