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Soldiers patrol near the constitutional court in Jakarta on June 14, 2019, as it hears a claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged -- allegations that spawned deadly rioting in May.

Indonesian Military: Regaining Suharto-Era Powers?

Retired generals see a continued role for military involvement in governance, analyst says.

Zachary Abuza

Dr. Zachary Abuza is a professor at the National War College in Washington where he focuses on Southeast Asian politics and security issues, including governance, insurgencies, democratization and human rights, and maritime security.

He is the author of five books, including Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand (2008), Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia (2006), Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (2003), and Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam (2001). His latest book, Forging Peace in Southeast Asia: Insurgencies, Peace Processes, and Reconciliation, is a comparative analysis of the peace processes in Aceh, Mindanao, and southern Thailand (2016).

In addition, he has authored four monographs on security issues in Southeast Asia, as well as a major survey on the media and civil society in Vietnam for the National Endowment for Democracy.

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