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Russia sanctions putting strain on US relationship with Indonesia
The United States' comprehensive sanctions on Russia have put a pause on Indonesia's plans to purchase Russian fighter jets - at the cost of straining America's relationship with the Southeast Asian power, writes Donald Greenlees.
Reaping the Potential in Australia-Vietnam Relations Means Tough Choices on Both Sides
Improved Canberra-Hanoi ties requires commitment and tough choices on both sides.
Albanese-Widodo visit signals productive phase for Australia-Indonesia engagement
Anthony Albanese passed the first test in relations with Indonesia. He now has much work to do to reap the potential, writes Donald Greenlees.
Can Malaysia's new Prime Minister end the political crisis?
On Friday, Malaysia appointed a new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, following the resignation of Muhyiddin Yassin at the start of the week.But the appointment of the third prime minister in as many years by the King, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is not likely to end Malaysia’s rolling political crisis.
The budget wars: Indonesia’s biggest military challenge
The sinking of an Indonesian submarine in April was a stark reminder of the poor state of much of the country’s military hardware. Yohanes Sulaiman and Donald Greenlees argue presidential aspirant and defence minister Subianto faces one of his toughest tests in dragging the Indonesian military into the 21st century.