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Executions signal a return to Sukarno-style foreign policy in Indonesia

Abstract : On 29 April Indonesia executed seven foreigners and one Indonesian for drug offences. The refusal of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to offer clemency despite pleas from foreign leaders has been analysed in a number of ways. Most have interpreted Jokowi’s decision as that of a contested head of state in a fragile democracy heeding public opinion, which seems to overwhelmingly (86 per cent in a recent poll) support the death penalty for drug trafficking. But was his decision instead a deliberate act of public diplomacy, designed to send signals to those missing the Sukarno era?
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David, Frederic Camroux. Executions signal a return to Sukarno-style foreign policy in Indonesia. 2015. ⟨hal-03392758⟩



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