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Myanmar Crisis

Can Jokowi build a legacy out of Myanmar crisis?

Hopes high for Indonesia's role in restoring order in embattled country

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo talks during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta on Feb. 1.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The deepening crisis in Myanmar looks like an opportunity for Indonesia to prove its mettle as the acknowledged leader of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Jakarta hosted a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers on Feb. 3 and 4 as its first major diplomatic event since taking the regional group's chairmanship for this year. The main topic at the meeting was how to recalibrate the bloc's strategy for dealing with military-ruled Myanmar.

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