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Out of Business and On Budget: The Challenge of Military Financing in Indonesia
by Lex Rieffel
Indonesia has the fourth largest total population and the largest Muslim population of any nation on earth. Indonesia's transition to democracy, thus, is critically important at a time when the West's relationship with much of the Muslim world is problematic and the push for greater democracy worldwide is a U.S. priority. A major impediment to democracy in Indonesia and ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published June 6th 2007 by Brookings Institution Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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Just what it says on the tin. A good basic overview of the policy issues involved in weaning the TNI from business ventures. Obviously dated as it was written five years ago and complete divestment was planned by 2009. Not a thorough overview of the TNI as a whole, though the structure and basics are covered in brief in an appendix. This book covers a specific topic in a fair bit of detail and provides some mild policy recommendations, but probably is better suited for someone who has a fairly ...more