THE ROAD YET TO BE TAKEN: TEN POSSIBLE FUTURES FOR INDONESIA
This excerpt from a RAND study
outlines possible scenarios for the post-Suharto evolution of the world's largest Muslim nation.
While I root for the success of liberal democracy and market capitalism everywhere, the track record for multicultural polyglot states, outside of the Switzerland, is not a terribly impressive one. If the Czechs and Slovaks cannot hold a nation the size of
a midwestern state together I have my doubts about the durability of Indonesia, India, Nigeria, the Congo and a collection of already failed states like Liberia, Somalia and Sierra Leone.