Policy report

Whither Indonesia's Indo-Pacific strategy?

1 Jan 2019
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This paper analyses Indonesia's overall Indo-Pacific strategy from the Yudhoyono to the Jokowi Adminsitration by examining various domestic considerations and their implications. It argues that Indonesia's Indo-Pacific strategy is driven less by coherent national strategy than by a choice made due to the lack of alternatives resulting from Indonesia's domestic and international weaknesses and their implications.This results in Indonesia seeing itself as the key balancer in the region. 

Indonesia's sole goal is, in essence, to avoid being dragged into conflict that would threaten its bargaining power, whiel at the same time, maintaining the status quo in the region to preserve its bargainign power. Therefore, Indonesia takes a multilateral institutional approach that it hopes will lower tensions in the region and maintain the status quo in both the region and domestically. 

 

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isbn: 
978-2-36567-984-8
Language: 
English
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2019
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