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A kidnapping puts Papua on a razor’s edge

JAKARTA – Former Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) commander Andika Perkasa’s brave hearts-and-minds campaign in Papua’s rebellious Central Highlands appears doomed to failure, underscored by the abduction last week of a New Zealand pilot and the torching of his plane on a remote jungle airstrip. Confronted by well-armed rebel bands whose fight for independence has morphed into […]

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