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Nov 20, 2014

Book Talk: Elizabeth Pisani on traveling rough in Indonesia

UBUD Bali (Reuters) – Elizabeth Pisani produced her remarkable book “Indonesia, Etc. Exploring the Improbable Nation” after a 13-month journey around the archipelago during which she followed one rule: Just say yes to any invitation.

For instance, on her way to a boxing match in Sumba, an island closer to Australia than to Java, she asked for directions from a guy who decided to show the way himself.

Nov 20, 2014

Book Talk: Elizabeth Pisani on travelling rough in Indonesia

UBUD, Bali, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Elizabeth Pisani produced her
remarkable book “Indonesia, Etc. Exploring the Improbable
Nation” after a 13-month journey around the archipelago during
which she followed one rule: Just say yes to any invitation.

For instance, on her way to a boxing match in Sumba, an
island closer to Australia than to Java, she asked for
directions from a guy who decided to show the way himself.

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Dec 23, 2011

What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of leader Kim Jong-il last week, but the risk of collapse is higher than before and regional powers need to start discussing that contingency with China, diplomats and analysts say.

The problem is China refuses to contemplate any unravelling of North Korea which has nuclear ambitions and is its long-term ally. Beijing has rebuffed such overtures from the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Dec 23, 2011

Analysis: What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of leader Kim Jong-il last week, but the risk of collapse is higher than before and regional powers need to start discussing that contingency with China, diplomats and analysts say.

The problem is China refuses to contemplate any unraveling of North Korea which has nuclear ambitions and is its long-term ally. Beijing has rebuffed such overtures from the United States, Japan and South Korea.

    • About Bill

      "I am the Reuters Enterprise Editor for Asia, which means I oversee investigative, narrative, and other types of "long-form" journalism projects. I've been a correspondent, bureau chief and editor for Reuters in Asia for the past 24 years. I am the author of "Reporting Indonesia", a book published in 2008 about modern Indonesian history."
      Joined Reuters:
      1986
      Languages:
      Bahasa Indonesa, Melayu, Hindi
      Awards:
      Award of excellence, new book on media in asia, Asia publishers convention 2009
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