Expanding Horizons: Indonesia’s Regional Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Era
By Faris Al-Fadhat et al
In the coming decades, the biggest challenge for Australia will be maintaining our prosperity as an advanced economy. Our relationship with our near neighbour and fellow democratic nation Indonesia will be critical to achieve this. One of Australia’s great foreign policy tasks will be cultivating a partnership with Indonesia which encourages it to “look south”.
Underlying a successful policy towards Indonesia is a strong understanding not only of Indonesia’s domestic workings, but how it engages with other actors in the Indo Pacific. To this end, the Perth USAsia Centre commissioned Expanding Horizons: Indonesia’s Regional Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Era to examine this.