World leaders boost pressure on Suharto Japan makes appeal in `Asian’ manner (Washington Times)

Washington Times, March 16, 1998 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Japanese and Western leaders yesterday opened a new campaign to wring concessions from President Suharto, who a day earlier bucked world opinion by naming his daughter and his closest friend to key Cabinet posts. But Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto gave no sign after a surprise meeting […]

U.S. firms ignore tumult, stay in Indonesia (Washington Times)

Washington Times, Feb. 24, 1998 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s economic storm has some U.S. companies battening down the hatches, others scavenging for deals among the local casualties, and many left with contracts that aren’t worth the paper on which they were written. U.S. power companies are among those on the phone to their lawyers after […]

Indonesia resists U.S., IMF on plan to rescue economy (Washington Times)

Washington Times, Feb. 17, 1998 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia appears set to thumb its nose at the United States and International Monetary Fund over the handling of its economic crisis and the choice of its next vice president, even as stepped-up violence has begun to claim lives. That defiance sent the nation’s currency, the rupiah, […]

Is America Out to Lunch? (The New York Times)

The New York Times, Aug. 30, 1988 SARASOTA, Fla. — What happened, America? You used to work so well. For a decade, in my travels as a foreign correspondent, I wrestled with telephones and plumbing in godforsaken corners of the world, wistfully recalling the American efficiency I’d left behind. Did I have an idealized memory […]