Accession Number : AD0778889

Title :   Indonesia, Pivotal Power in Southeast Asia.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Evrard,James A.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Indonesia is becoming increasingly influential in Southeast Asian political affairs; it has the potential for leading other Asian nations into an era of political stability and economic progress. A short historical summary is presented which establishes the strong nationalistic sentiments of the Soeharto government. The struggle of this ex-Dutch colony to achieve independence, and its narrow excape from Marxist domination are reviewed and serve to explain its fundamental foreign policy of non-alignment. The successful efforts of the Soeharto government to achieve internal political stability and economic development are examined as well as its external social and economic alliances. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Indonesia, *Political science, Government(Foreign), Stability, Economics, Foreign policy

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE