One of the big scandals of the campaign-finance saga has been the role of a giant Indonesian conglomerate that allegedly funneled huge amounts of money into the Democratic Party. The Lippo Group, headed by James and Mochtar Riady, is closely tied to Indonesian dictator Suharto and has vast business interests throughout East Asia.
• George Aditjondro, a professor of the sociology of corruption at Newcastle University in New South Wales, Australia, where he has lived in exile from his native Indonesia. His passport was recently revoked by Indonesian officials.
• Allan Nairn, a freelance journalist who has covered Indonesia extensively.
• Matthew Rothschild, the editor of The Progressive magazine.