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US cultural diplomacy put back on the map

  • Curtis S. Chin, Christopher Merrill, F. William Smullen III and Charles H. Webb, Jr.

Singapore | Wed, November 21 2012 | 10:07 am

PREMIUM Indonesia was not on US President Barack Obama’s Southeast Asian itinerary as he made his first trip abroad since winning reelection. But like many visitors to Southeast Asia, he might have enjoyed a brief respite from worries back home when he was in our region.

High US unemployment, tough negotiations with the US Congress over budget deficits, and ongoing hearings into the killing of th...