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    This worked for JFK in l963, boosting morale for West Germany and defying the Soviets.

    "Indonesia is part of me" proclaims President Obama in an effort to assuage the Muslim world. Will it Work as well as JFK's speech identifing himself, and by extension the USA, with the Germans? Hope so.
     
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    Indonesia lies in the periphery of the Muslim World, it has neither a real connection nor leverage over issues which 'Muslims' concern most. Still, Indonesia will become an important country by its own right, it's simple statistics of population size and growing wealth.

    Together with the real challenge, which is lessening of the effects of Chinese rise, I suppose it's good for USA trying to tighten the relationship to Indonesia as Indonesia is in proximity to China.
    There is no general rule of insistence on confrontational behavior for these kinds of countries when it comes to China. There are some territorial disputes (sea-disputes), but Chinese rise and prospects for economic-interaction someday will solve these disputes - off course to Chinese terms.
    So it's good for USA to step a foot into this theater and tighten relationships before the periphery of China jumps on the Chinese train-wagon.
     
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    Americans have no clue where indonesia is, so no it won't make a difference.
     
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    It is range of islands, South-East from where the US debt is financed.
     
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    lol
     
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    Indonesia will become a gravity-center for Muslim world, but not in the classic definition of Middle-Eastern dynamics. It's far away from Muslim core-lands, and many Muslims don't know much about Indonesia.
    Indonesia is also the most populous Muslim country in the world, with about 13% of world's Muslims living there.


    http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf

    It also says Indonesia, Iran and Turkey will shape the patterns of the Muslim world. In case of Iran, when it is run post-clerically.
     
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    ekrem, good luck, most americans couldn't find canada on a map.
     
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