Commentary – By Leonard C. Sebastian and Emirza Adi Syailendra
Indonesia aims to play a bigger role in Asia Pacific Region under President Joko Widodo. The key indicator was his campaign promise that Indonesia under his presidency would adopt a foreign policy stance emphasising Jakarta’s role as a “global maritime nexus”.
In the short –term, domestic political contingencies and concerns over domestic political instability will require him to consolidate his power base.
Constrained by such circumstances, how does he aim to shape Indonesia’s foreign policy trajectory? Read more »