Theodore Friend

Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia


Theodore Friend is currently a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

A former president of Swarthmore College, Friend is an author, historian, and an expert on Indonesia. His book, Indonesian Destinies, is the first comprehensive history of Indonesia as a nation state. He also wrote Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines 1929-1946, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy, as well as The Blue-Eyed Enemy: Japan Against the West in Java and Luzon.

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Indonesian Destinies by Theodore Friend

JAN 20, 2005 Transcript

Indonesian Democracy: New Hope

The September 2004 election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gives Theodore Friend reason to be hopeful about the future of Indonesian democracy.