Indonesia has been getting a lot of press lately, due to recent domestic as well as international activities. In the country, Indonesia has made several arrests, and seems to be on a campaign to clamp down on the Islamic radical groups that have been responsible for violence and acts of terror, such as the bombings in Bali and Jakarta.
Indonesia is also working to define itself as a player on the international scene. As both a democracy and a predominantly Islamic country, with good relations with both Western countries and the Islamic countries of the Middle East and Asia, Indonesia has a unique perspective on world affairs and is in a unique position to work for positive change. The most recent of the conflicts in Palestine, for example, is one of the reasons for an the Indonesian brokered meeting/ negotions this August in Palestine.