Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP
Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP
Johannes Nugroho
Opinion

Opinion

Johannes Nugroho

Why US democracy is a source of inspiration, and derision for Indonesians

  • The US was once a beacon of hope to Indonesia, playing a role in its independence and inspiring its presidential system
  • But perceptions of hypocrisy in the Obama era and an anti-Muslim agenda under Trump have soured the mood

Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP
Joe Biden and Barack Obama. Photo: AP
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