Ashlee wrote a popular and widely circulated op-ed style piece for the Devpolicy Blog, after aid to Indonesia was implicated in the diplomatic fallout surrounding the executions of two Australians in Indonesia for drug trafficking.
perhaps this is where aid belongs in the relationship: a quiet current of goodwill under everything else. Thus to see aid to Indonesia being depicted as a tool for transnational arm-twisting seems at odds with its actual level of influence.Australia’s aid to Indonesia: a quiet good, until dragged into a fight
Other examples of Ashlee’s coverage of aid, Indonesia, and the bilateral relationship:
- Executions haven’t changed opinions on Indonesia aid: poll (8 May 2015)
- Australian aid to Indonesia enters death penalty debate (20 February 2015)
- DFAT study shows Australian attitudes on Indonesia aid and poverty (10 September 2013)