Indonesia: Help from a Bitten Hand

His reception was pointedly restrained, but the dapper, dusky VIP who debarked at the Amsterdam air port last week could hardly expect brass bands. Dr. Subandrio, Indonesia's Foreign Minister and Deputy Premier, was the highest-ranking official from Djakarta to set foot in The Netherlands since the Dutch bitterly granted his rebellious nation independence 15 years ago. His aim in "normalizing ties" has been increasingly evident for months.

Like many another leader from the new nations, Indonesia's bellicose Strong man "Bung" Sukarno has had to go hat in hand to his old and derided colonial masters for help.

To the Brink. With...

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