The Twin Threats to Indonesia’s Fragile Democracy

The Twin Threats to Indonesia’s Fragile Democracy
Supporters of former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama shout slogans during a rally after a court sentenced him to two years in prison, Jakarta, May 9, 2017 (AP photo by Dita Alangkara).

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