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COVIDcast: Chatib Basri on Indonesia’s struggle with COVID-19 and its first recession since 1998

In this episode of COVIDcast, Ben Bland, the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, sat down with Chatib Basri to discuss Indonesia’s struggle with COVID-19 and the way forward after Southeast Asia’s biggest economy slid into its first recession since the Asian Financial Crisis. Chatib is a former finance minister and head of the investment coordinating board in Indonesia.
COVIDcast is a Lowy Institute pop-up podcast for anyone interested in understanding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on global politics. In each episode, Lowy Institute experts and invited guests discuss the implications of this crisis for the world. 


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