Accession Number : AD0835400

Title :   INDONESIA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Federspiel, Howard M.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This report discusses the dynamics of chronic Indonesian problems and how they relate to the formulation and conduct of Indonesian foreign relations. The report also examines governmental machinery--the army, the foreign ministry, and the propaganda service--and assesses its capability to project Indonesia's power beyond its own borders. The paper analyzes the dynamics of Indonesia's relations with foreign countries, indicates how ambiguities have occurred as ideological aspirations have collided with economic necessity, and concludes with a discussion of US interests in Indonesia. Indonesia's national goals have changed since 1965, when the policies of the Sukarno government were marked by attitudes of militant anti-Westernism, concern for Afro-Asian leadership, and deliberate neglect of the economy. The construction, plans for an active role in Southeast Asian regional politics, and friendship with the West, which it hopes will produce aid, trade, and investment. Regardless of its intentions the progress of the Suharto government or of any successor government in the next decade will be measured by its ability to resolve the problems of political disunity and vested-interest groups that constrain the government's capability to provide effective government and economic reconstruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDONESIA, FOREIGN POLICY), GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, PROPAGANDA, ECONOMICS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP, SOUTHEAST ASIA, COMMERCE, COMMUNISM, FOREIGN AID, JAPAN, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ANTHROPOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, CHINA, USSR.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE