Indonesia, Australia and aid

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

Read the full piece here. It was also republished on the website of the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU.

Other examples of Ashlee’s coverage of aid, Indonesia, and the bilateral relationship: