United States President Barack Obama's planned visit to Indonesia and Australia will be one of the less difficult and more gratifying international missions he will undertake this year. But along with the surges of goodwill that will greet him in both countries, there will also be opportunities - in partnership with Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Kevin Rudd - to advance significant common causes in the region and globally. And Yudhoyono's separate bilateral visit to Canberra in March gave added weight to the diplomacy of 2010.
|East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ)
|Published - 2010