Retas Sejarah

Index / State Terrorism

For Americans Indonesia is probably the least talked about strategically important nation in Asia. It is the most populous Muslim majority nation in the world. Islamic terrorists from Indonesia played key roles in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The country’s importance goes beyond the Global War on Terrorism. Indonesia promises to be an economic powerhouse in the region, combining natural resources, an excellent location, and an ample supply of human capital. The Indonesian government is burdened, however, by a history of state terrorism to maintain order combined with serious short term and strategic threats.

This paper will examine the history of the Indonesian internal security infrastructure and its current transition.

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