DENPASAR, Indonesia -- One year has made a lot of difference in the sleepy town of Poso, in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi.
Poso gained media attention as Indonesia's new front in the war on terror in January 2007, when two police operations left 17 Islamic radicals dead. At that time, the town was an operating hub for regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. (See "Indonesia's Latest Front in the War on Terror.")
Twelve months on, Poso is a much safer place, and although sporadic pipe-bombings persisted through mid-year, just two small incidents were reported during the second half of 2007.