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Emirza Adi Syailendra is a Research Analyst at the Indonesia Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtained his Master Degree in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU in 2014. He was studying fulltime under the Research Analyst Award from RSIS, while working as a programme associate for two years (2012-2014). His research interests include: Indonesia defence policy, foreign policy, and politics; contemporary issues surrounding ASEAN; and strategic issues on Asia Pacific. He has written a dissertation on Indonesia titled “The Analysis on Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Foreign Policy (2004-2014)”.
He is currently working on various projects related to Indonesia’s strategic culture with the aim of examining the impact of the memory of the early formation of Indonesia as a state with regards to force and diplomacy in the post-Suharto era. The research project is interested in exploring the sources and future of strategic culture on operational conduct pertaining to various case studies of the Indonesian Army (TNI AD), the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL), the approach of the Indonesian national security and the Indonesian Armed Forces on the global stage. This research is also interested in tracing the impact of strategic culture on Indonesia’s foreign policy that is in line with its defence and security among various countries within ASEAN and the regional powers in the Asia Pacific. Emirza’s latest field work was in Aceh and Papua. He is currently working on two pieces that are related to Indonesia’s counterinsurgency efforts in Papua as a case study and civil military relations in Aceh as another case study.
Areas of Expertise
- Indonesia’s Foreign Policy
- Indonesia’s Defence Policy
- Indonesia’s Politics
- Southeast Asia and ASEAN
- International Relations in East Asia
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05 March, 2014
CO17073 | 2017 Jakarta Election and Indonesia’s Democracy - Jakarta’s Contentious Election: What Anies Baswedan’s Victory Means
20 April, 2017
CO16212 | Two Years Under Jokowi - Jokowi: King or Puppet?
19 August, 2016
CO16209 | Two Years Under Jokowi - President’s Special Relationship with Luhut Panjaitan
18 August, 2016
CO16208 | Two Years Under Jokowi - Jokowi’s Power Consolidation: At What Cost?
17 August, 2016
CO16003 | Jokowi and Najib: Can They Bring Indonesia and Malaysia Closer?
13 January, 2016
CO15269 | Indonesia’s High Speed Rail: A China-Japan Scramble for Influence?
09 December, 2015
CO15110 | Papua Region under Jokowi: New President, New Strategies
07 May, 2015
CO15005 | Consensual Leadership in ASEAN: Will It Endure Under Jokowi?
07 January, 2015
CO14207 | Jokowi’s “Look West” Foreign Policy: Expanding Indonesia’s Sphere of Influence?
21 October, 2014
CO14113 | Indonesia’s Post-Election Foreign Policy: New Directions?
13 June, 2014
CO13019 | Indonesia's Foreign Policy Outlook: Challenges of 2013 and Beyond
04 February, 2013
CO12199 | Indonesia's Rise & Its Regional Implications
23 October, 2012
Last updated on 02/12/2015