Asia House Board Member and Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank, Vasuki Shastry, will be launching his book, Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence, at Asia House on Thursday 12 April.
In 1998, wracked by financial turmoil and political upheaval, Indonesia seemed like a country on the brink of collapse. Yet it has more than turned its fortunes around. Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence is the gripping inside account of Indonesia’s steep decline after the Asian financial crisis and its improbable recovery and rise in the ensuing two decades.
Giving readers a unique insight into Indonesia’s journey is former journalist Vasuki Shastry, who covered the tumultuous fall of Suharto for The Business Times and continued to work on matters related to Indonesia at the International Monetary Fund.
Blending first-rate journalism with in-depth research, Resurgent Indonesia charts the country’s difficult journey from a failing state to a confident young democracy and a fast-growing economy. Today, Indonesia is a powerful global symbol of how globalisation and democracy are perfectly compatible in the world’s largest Muslim nation. Indonesia’s post-1998 leadership and the country’s 260 million people have figured out the “secret sauce” of blending democracy, stability, globalisation, and modernity — providing powerful lessons for the world that the book describes as ‘Indonesia Rules’.
To register interest in attending, please contact Aini Abdullah, Business and Policy Programme Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org