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Budget and debt-ceiling debates hurt America’s engagement with Asia

By Charles E. Morrison

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 13, 2013

~~<p>When I arrived in Bali last week for this year&rsquo;s APEC summit, my van driver asked where I was from.</p>
<p>When I told him, his face broke into a huge smile. &ldquo;Say hello to my brother,&rdquo; he said enthusiastically, referring to President Barack Obama, who remains enormously popular in Indonesia, where he spent several years as a child.</p>
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When I arrived in Bali last week for this year’s APEC summit, my van driver asked where I was from.

When I told him, his face broke into a huge smile. “Say hello to my brother,” he said enthusiastically, referring to President Barack Obama, who remains enormously popular in Indonesia, where he spent several years as a child. Login for more...



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