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The Loner : President Yudhoyono ’s Decade of Trial and Indecision

The Loner : President Yudhoyono ’s Decade of Trial and Indecision

The Loner : President Yudhoyono ’s Decade of Trial and Indecision
The Loner tells the story of President’s Yudhoyono’s decade in power, describing in detail the many challenges he faced and why
Indonesia is still struggling with its past.

• The first comprehensive review of President Yudhoyono’s decade in power.
• Why a leader of Yudhoyono’s abilities failed to fulfill his undoubted promise.
• A description of Indonesia’s emergence from the 1997–98 financial crisis and the many missed opportunities that came with the 2004–2012 commodity boom.

The Loner is not only a warts-and-all assessment of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s legacy as Indonesia’s sixth and first directly-elected president, but also reflects on the many interesting issues of his decade in power which did not receive the sustained media attention they deserved. In this regard, it is as much a record of those years as it is of Yudhoyono’s leadership itself, covering everything from natural disasters and fuel subsidies to terrorism, corruption, resource nationalism and a bank scandal that, for many people, marked a significant turning point in the retired general’s once-promising presidency.

John McBeth | aUTHOR
Born in New Zealand, John McBeth has spent 44 years of his 52-year journalistic career in Asia, first as a sub-editor on the Bangkok Post and later as a Bangkok-based freelance reporter for Asiaweek, the London Daily Telegraph and United Press International. He joined the Far Eastern Economic Review in 1979 and for the next 25 years served as the magazine’s bureau chief in Bangkok, Seoul, Manila and Jakarta. When the Review closed in 2004, he was hired as a contract columnist for the Straits Times, writing mostly on Indonesian affairs. At 72, he remains one of the longest serving foreign correspondents in the region
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Weight 0.06 grams
Author John McBeth
ISBN 978-981-4642-62-0
Size 152 x 227 mm (portrait)
Extent 384
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
 
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