Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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For Indonesia’s restive Papua region, will Biden’s human rights focus bring any change?

  • Indonesia is pouring more troops into Papua, which has experienced a bloody separatist movement since the 1960s
  • Washington may overlook rights abuses for stable ties with Jakarta, given its mineral riches and importance to the US Indo-Pacific Security Strategy

Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian soldiers are deployed to the Papua region after violent protests broke out in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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