Karen Brooks is the former Director for Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council of the United States. She was a leading architect of U.S. policy toward Indonesia during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Brooks is now a Partner at the leading private equity firm focused on investments in Southeast Asia. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Master's Degree from Cornell University.
Indonesia's Lessons for EgyptThe challenges in front of Egypt are distinctly analogous to those Indonesia has faced, and Indonesia has been spectacularly successful with overcoming most of those challenges
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