Despite President Donald Trump’s promise to adopt an America First foreign policy, US policies in East Asia — on issues from trade, to diplomatic engagement, to the North Korean nuclear crisis — now more closely resemble those of Trump’s predecessors than his campaign vision.
In order to explore and elevate Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition, the Lowy Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations convened nearly two dozen Southeast Asian scholars and policymakers from around the region to discuss their perspectives.
President Joko Widodo will not be able to achieve his ambitious development goals without foreign investment, but the measures he must take to encourage foreign investment will upset Indonesians' nationalist sensibilities.
The greatest success of Jokowi’s administration has been the...
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Aaron L. Connelly previews the likely direction of Indonesian foreign policy under President-elect Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, highlighting major issues and profiling key advisers.
Jokowi will leave foreign policy-making to key advisers, creating greater opportunities for...