Journal article

Repositioning Indonesia – Thoughts on the Indo-Pacific

Anthony Milner

Journal of Asean Studies | Bina Nusantara University | Published : 2019


Indonesia's growth has stimulated new strategic ambitions. One example is the conceptualization of a new 'Indo-Pacific' regional structure reaching beyond ASEAN. This essay seeks to describe the changing regional and global environment which Indonesia today confronts -stressing the faltering of globalization and the 'return of history' -and then goes on to examine in some detail current Indonesian thinking on the 'Indo-Pacific'. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this exercise of transformative leadership? While acknowledging that ASEAN has begun to employ the term officially in June 2019, there are reasons for caution in further developing an 'Indo-Pacific' vision. It is alread..

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