US summit inspires skepticism and hope in Southeast Asia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — It's a point of pride for many people in Southeast Asia that their respective nations will be represented at a summit with President Barack Obama in the U.S. this week. Beyond that, expectations range from the skeptical to the stratospheric: nothing will change or perhaps Obama can nudge my country in a better direction.
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