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Indonesia's Jokowi blazes a trail for Asian peacemaking

Bold approach should inspire region's leaders to weigh in on global security debate

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Joko Widodo and Volodymyr Zelenskyy shake hands in Kyiv on June 29: Reinforcing and protecting strategic stability requires leadership and commitment. (Handout photo from Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)   © Reuters

Michael Vatikiotis is senior adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and author of "Lives Between The Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant."

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is famous for his impromptu visits to local government offices and marketplaces to discuss the everyday problems of Indonesians.

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